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Go Anywhere Rhubarb Squares Recipe

Shares Spearville, Kansas field editor Pat Habiger, "Everyone loves these squares, which travel well to picnics and potlucks. The recipe combines rhubarb filling with a cookie crust."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup cold butter
  • FILLING:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups finely chopped fresh or frozen rhubarb

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine flour and confectioners' sugar; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes.
  • 2. For filling, in a large bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Stir in rhubarb; pour over warm crust.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack. Serve warm if desired. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 16 servings.
Editor's Note: If using frozen rhubarb, measure rhubarb while still frozen, then thaw completely. Drain in a colander, but do not press liquid out.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 142 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 48 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.