All this talk of rhubarb has reminded me of this pie plate. I think the other must be in the Bag Lady's possession as there were originally two.
Yes, it is an odd shape for a pie plate isn't it? I asked mom & dad when I was quite young why it was shaped like this. They almost had me convinced that it was a "Rhubarb Pie Plate", so that you didn't have to cut up the rhubarb, you could just lay it out and cook it. I say almost, because "smart-alec" runs rampant in my family and by whatever age I was then, I had learned to think before accepting wholeheartedly what I was told. Besides, I remembered helping mom cut rhubarb just that summer.
We were eating my favourite Lemon Meringue Pie at the time. My mom made the best pie crusts I have ever tasted and the best thing about this pie plate is the two end pieces. As you can see, the design is such that the end pieces got extra crust. You can also see the raised bumps on the edge of the tin to show you where to cut to get 6 even pieces and from the scoring on the bottom, just how often these plates were used.
I don't like rhubarb pie, there I said it! I know - heretic! I like to eat it raw, with sugar in my hand like we did as kids. I don't like apple pie either....cooked fruit is just not my thing. Likewise most veggies are better raw.
How about all of you? Do you have any weird pie plates or other strange cooking apparatus from your past?
Have a good afternoon.
P.S. it was always referred to as the Rhubarb Pie Plate.