Rhubarb Custard Pie - Cheesecake Style
Rhubarb Custard Pie starts with a simple crumb crust that is filled with a tart and sweet rhubarb vanilla filling covered by thin layer of cheesecake and topped with a smooth-as-silk tangy yogurt layer. It's spring and summer perfection, folks.
For the Rhubarb Filling:
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon orange juice
- 4 cups diced rhubarb about 1 pound, give or take a stalk
- 1/2 of a vanilla bean split again in half lengthwise, seeds scraped
For the Crumb Crust:
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/4 cups fine graham cracker crumbs
For the Cheesecake Custard Layer:
- 1 package cream cheese 8 ounces, regular or 1/3 less fat, softened to room temperature
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons sugar
For the Yogurt Layer:
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
Prepare the Rhubarb Filling:
Whisk the sugar and cornstarch together in a 2 quart saucepan until the cornstarch is evenly distributed throughout the sugar. Add the rhubarb and orange juice and toss gently until everything is evenly combined and there are no dry pockets of the sugar mixture. Place the pan over medium heat, stirring constantly until the sugar dissolves and forms a syrup. Continue cooking and stirring until it reaches boiling and becomes quite thick. Cover the pan and set aside.
Prepare the Cheesecake Custard Layer:
While the crumb crust bakes, add the cream cheese, eggs, vanilla, and 2 tablespoons of sugar to the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Process until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed. If you do not have a food processor, you can use a blender, stand mixer, or mixing bowl with a hand mixer to blend the ingredients together.
Prepare the Yogurt Layer:
To Make the Rhubarb Cheesecake Custard Pie:
Fish the vanilla bean halves from the rhubarb filling. Gently spread the rhubarb filling over the bottom of the crumb crust. Pour the cheesecake filling over the rhubarb filling and carefully transfer the pan to the oven. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the cheesecake layer appears to be set in the center. Take the pie from the oven and gently spread the yogurt filling evenly over the top. Return the pie to the oven and bake 10 minutes longer. Remove the pan from the oven, cool for 30 minutes on a cooling rack, then transfer to the refrigerator and chill for at least 6 hours, or until the pie is cold all the way through. This pie is wonderful made in advance, holding up well for 3 days.
Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.
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