Rhubarb Cheesecake Layer Dessert Recipe
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Rhubarb Cheesecake Layer Dessert Recipe

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Carol Forcum of Marion, Illinois relates, "Rhubarb gives a burst of tangy flavor to this dessert. Sometimes I combine strawberries and rhubarb."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + chilling
MAKES:14-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. + chilling
MAKES: 14-16 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 4 cups sliced fresh or frozen rhubarb
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Additional chopped pecans, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 296 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 124mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein .


  1. In a large bowl, cut butter into flour until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; stir in pecans. Press into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan.
  2. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Combine rhubarb, sugar and flour; spoon over the crust. Bake for 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Add eggs, beat on low speed just until combined.
  4. Pour over hot rhubarb layer. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, combine the sour cream, sugar and vanilla; spread over hot cheesecake. Sprinkle with additional pecans if desired. Cool on wire rack for 1 hour.
  5. Refrigerate overnight. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 14-16 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.
Originally published as Creamy Rhubarb Dessert in Taste of Home April/May 1999, p67

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jgeiger1 25509
Reviewed May. 10, 2012

"This was pretty good. Not really a keeper though. I rated it a B ."

meanmary5 86112
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2011

"A friend and I were visiting a favorite Aunt earlier in the week. Her daughter had made this and I wish I could have taken some home, it was delicious."

mrs.mark 51866
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2011

"Absolutly the best rhubarb dessert I've ever had."

joycecooks 33001
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2010

"This was a very tasty dessert. Enjoyed by all. Did not really taste the sour cream on top. Would make this one again."

50Pearlcat 24184
Reviewed May. 21, 2008

"May is always my month for our book club and is my tradition to make a rhubarb dessert. This one was great and will definately make again!"

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