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Strawberry-Rhubarb Cream Dessert Recipe

Strawberry-Rhubarb Cream Dessert Recipe

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! —Sara Zignego, Hartford, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + chilling YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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marlenewilkins User ID: 7011117 149547
Reviewed May. 2, 2014

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

moonfrost User ID: 232532 166096
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2013

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

selias User ID: 281817 122799
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

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

Thanks for sharing..."

antcharlie User ID: 1007622 96416
Reviewed May. 23, 2011

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

elliek User ID: 967243 95150
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!!!"

selias User ID: 281817 67672
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2011

"I've made this a few times,,, and always get good reviews and requests for the recipe....

Thanks,,, I love it!!!"

heatherlyn User ID: 3310187 208794
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2009

"Simply Delicious !

I made this dessert for my husband's co-workers and they raved about it ! Some of the guys didn't even know what rhubarb is !! Now it's their favourite !
Heather from Huntington Beach, Ca"

Munchcrunch User ID: 242894 169387
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2009

"I tried this recipe and took some to my mom and some neighbors. Everyone loved it as did my husband and me.


zrada User ID: 1403476 95305
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2009

"just made this today had it for dinner tonite all thought it was goodi can make it again theu said well make it for the volunteer hosp lunchen next week


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