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Rhubarb Dream Bars Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Rhubarb Dream Bars

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"A little different way to use up that abundant supply of rhubarb. It's a nice change of pace from the usual rhubarb pie or cake recipe."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9x13 inch pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    55 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a medium bowl, mix together 2 cups of flour, confectioners' sugar and butter until it forms a dough, or at least the butter is in small crumbs. Press into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  2. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven. While this bakes, whisk together the white sugar, salt, flour and eggs in a large bowl. Stir in rhubarb to coat. Spread evenly over the baked crust when it comes out of the oven.
  3. Bake for another 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until rhubarb is tender. Cool and cut into squares to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 23, 2008

This is an entirely delicious and new way of enjoying Rhubarb! The crust part tasted like a shortbread cookie, and the rhubarb topping was very similar to a Rhubarb Custard Pie filling. Go ahead, cut back the sugar, I used 2 1/2 cups, and that was fine for us. I used all the butter called for in the crust, and I think this was a good call, as shortbread *has* to have that really buttery flavor. I used frozen rhubarb, and that extended the baking time a good deal. Keep baking until that runny texture becomes a soft custard. Don't use a smaller pan as one person suggested, especially when using the frozen rhubarb, that made the baking time so much longer that the corners browned quite a bit. I think that adding a little more rhubarb could be a good thing, I think I will do that next time. Cut to serving size while still warm, so that the crust isn't brittle, and then allow to cool even more before serving. This allows the custard portion to firm up. Give this recipe a try, you won't be dissapointed!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 08, 2011

I loved the flavor of the crust and filling. I cooked this an additional 15 minutes however this never set up and was still slightly soupy which is why I gave it only 3 stars. After slicing and removing a bar, the liquid would pool in the empty area.

Jul 04, 2006

This was great! As others' suggested, I reduced the sugar to 2 cups (which was still very sweet) and baked it for an additional 10 minutes. One new suggestion is to spray the sides of the pan with oil. This will make for a lot easier clean up! The bottom does not need it because of the crust.

Jul 31, 2006

Yum. I didn't think these would ever be done, but learned that they set and become firmer as they cooled (I cooked it 10 minutes longer as others had suggested and the middle was still runny, but took it out anyway so the crust didn't burn. It firmed up to bar-consistency as it cooled).

May 20, 2008

OMG! My husband who rarely gets excited about stuff like new recipes said that this was "a keeper!" I followed some of the suggestions of other cooks...used a generous 2 1/2 cups of sugar (instead of 3 )and probably a little more rhubarb (5 cups?). Also baked for about 10 mins. more the center custard seemed very loose at 35 mins. I would follow another suggestion to PAM the sides of the pan...I cut along the edges when they were hot so that they wouldn't stick too much. These are deliciousssss! Best if eaten the day you make them... they get a little runny as time goes on.

May 30, 2006

Excellent!! I made a few changes to make it a bit healthier. I used half white flour/half whole wheat in the crust. Also used 3/4 c. margarine rather than 1 c. butter. I used about 2 c. of sugar instead of 3 and it was plenty sweet enough.

May 30, 2006

These were sooooooo good. Probably one of my favorite rhubarb desserts. I did have to up my baking time by 10-15 minutes to make sure the rhubarb was set and the crust was completely done. Thanks for the great recipe!

Jun 28, 2007

I cut the sugar to 1 1/2 cups, added an extra cup of rhubarb and baked an extra 20 minutes. Superb! Been trying to find a recipe that imitated the rhubarb squares at this great little farm stand, I think these fit the bill!


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  • Calories
  • 388 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 63.2 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 82 mg
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 13.9 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 4.3 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 340 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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