Strawberry-Rhubarb Cream Dessert Recipe
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Strawberry-Rhubarb Cream Dessert Recipe

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A neighbor shared this recipe with me, and I created my own variation using garden-fresh rhubarb and strawberries. The shortbread crust and creamy sweet-tart layers went over big at a family party…not a crumb was left! &dmash;Sara Zignego, Hartford, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 5 cups chopped fresh or frozen rhubarb
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/4 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped, divided
  • Additional brown sugar, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 577 calories, 38g fat (20g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 183mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein


  1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, pecans, butter and sugar. Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine brown sugar and cornstarch. Stir in rhubarb until combined. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring often. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 4-5 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; cool. Stir in strawberries.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Fold in 1 cup whipped cream. Spread over crust; top with rhubarb mixture. Spread with remaining whipped cream. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours before serving. Garnish with additional brown sugar if desired. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Strawberry-Rhubarb Cream Dessert in Taste of Home February/March 2008, p39

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed May. 2, 2014

"I have made this twice and everyone loves sure to bring the recipe with you!!"

Reviewed Mar. 10, 2013

"I have made this recipe several times. It is without a doubt my absolute favorite dessert."

Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"This has got to be one of our favorites!!!!

Thanks for sharing..."

Reviewed May. 23, 2011

"I feel the topping really takes away from the rhubarb flavor. I prefer having the rhubarb as the strongest."

Reviewed May. 22, 2011

"I love trying new rhubarb recipes and this was a super easy and very delicious one. My whole family loved it and requested I make again!!!"

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