July 2, 2010

Rhubarb Dessert Bars

If you can say that title five times fast, treat yourself to one of these delicious treats.

I'm now seeking out new options for rhubarb to satisfy T and I found these rhubarb bars which promised to be a new way to enjoy rhubarb. The majority of rhubarb recipes are for crumbles, pies and muffins, so I was excited to try something different.

These bars have a great shortbread base, layered with a soft, tart and sweet topping that is both attractive and delicious. I wouldn't be shy to serve these to company or to just have them on hand to enjoy. Hope you like these too.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 4 1/2 cups chopped rhubarb


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, mix together two cups of flour, confectioners' sugar and butter until it forms a crumb-like mixture. Press into the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch baking dish and bake for 10 minutes.

While the crust is baking, whisk together white sugar, salt, flour and eggs in a large bowl. Stir in rhubarb to coat. 

Spread rhubarb mixture evenly over the baked crust.

Bake for another 45 minutes or until rhubarb is tender. 

Let cool for at least an hour for top mixture to become more solid.

Cut into squares to serve.

Recipe adapted from www.allrecipes.com

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  1. You are clearly a rhubarb master! Impressive receipes and great pics!

  2. Rhubarb is just one of my favorites, aren't we lucky we get it local. Don't you just love Ontario? Looking forward to fooding with you new friend ;)



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