- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup cold butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 7 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 3 large eggs, beaten
- 5 cups finely chopped fresh or frozen rhubarb, thawed and drained
- 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
- In a bowl, combine the flour and sugar; cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, for filling, combine sugar and flour in a bowl. Whisk in cream and eggs. Stir in the rhubarb. Pour over crust. Bake at 350° until custard is set, 40-45 minutes. Cool.
- For topping, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth; fold in whipped cream. Spread over top. Cover and chill. Cut into bars. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 3 dozen.
Reviews forRhubarb Custard Bars
"I love anything with rhubarb but have to include strawberries. I cut down the 5 cups of rhubarb to 4 and added 2 cups of chopped strawberries and used 8 ounces of cream cheese instead of just 6. Everyone that has had them say they are beyond awesome."
"My favorite rhubarb recipe! Family and friends love it!"
"I would describe this as a dessert you eat with a fork as opposed to a bar. Took a lot longer than 45 minutes to cook. Crust too thick. But still very good!"
"Amazing recipe! My husband and I visit this small Amish/Mennonite restaurant and I always get their Rhubarb Custard pie. This reminds me of that pie, but so much easier to make. To cut back on calories, I omitted the frosting and just drizzled a very thin vanilla frosting over the top and I was happy with the result. This will be my go to recipe from now on, replacing the rhubarb custard pie I usually make. Thanks for sharing this."
"I made these today without changing a thing.....simply decadent!!!!!"
"best rhubarb recipe I ever tried"
"I have been saving this recipe to try for years and was so happy when I saw rhubarb at the farmer's market last week. These were delicious and I will be making them again!"
"These are absolutely wonderful! However, I don't call them bars, I served them as a dessert on a plate with a fork. Too tall and soft to eat with your fingers. Although, they are finger licking delicious! Rich? Yes? Yummy? You bet!!"
"I made this recipe yesterday and the only thing I would do different from now on is to cut the crust ingredients in half - I thought the crust was too thick."
"I love the filling of this recipe. Instead of the cream cheese frosting, I make a meringue topping. Delish!"