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Rhubarb Shortbread Bars Recipe

Rhubarb Shortbread Bars

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"A shortbread-like, very sweet yet tart-tasting dessert bar that is great alone or with vanilla ice cream."

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Original recipe makes 1 9-inch square dish Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    55 mins

    1 hr 25 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Mix 1 cup flour, butter, and confectioners' sugar together in a bowl; pack the mixture firmly into the bottom of a 9-inch square baking dish.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until the crust hardens slightly and is very fragrant, but not yet browned, about 15 minutes.
  4. Whisk brown sugar, eggs, white sugar, 1/4 cup flour, and salt together in a bowl until completely smooth; add rhubarb and stir to coat. Pour the rhubarb mixture over the crust.
  5. Bake in oven until the rhubarb mixture sets, about 40 minutes; cool at least 10 minutes before cutting into bars.
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May 13, 2014

This recipe is a favorite for my family. They enjoy it more than rhubarb pie. I am giving it a 5 rating but I use much less sugar as my family likes it more tart. I only use 3/4 cup for a recipe doubled and about six cups of rhubarb.

May 31, 2014

So good!! Super easy, too! The crust is perfect, the rhubarb slightly tart, yet sweet. The only change I made was to use 3 cups of rhubarb. Bake time was spot on, the rhubarb cooked perfectly! :)


6 Ratings

May 14, 2014

Even with rhubarb being tart this had a bit too much sugar for us. I loved the crust and the crispy edges but the middle was a little mushy and very sweet. Great idea though and with a bit less sugar I bet would be great.

Sep 16, 2014

I used 3/4 cup of brown sugar, and just over 1/4 cup of white sugar and it was great. Not mega sweet, and still let some of the tart rhubarb come through. Use your hands to mix the crust mixture. The heat from your hands makes the butter creamy and helps make a dough. I also cooked mine about 45 minutes to help the middle set up better.

Jun 24, 2014

These were excellent. Very tasty. I doubled the recipe so had to cook it longer.


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  • Calories
  • 327 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 53.8 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 74 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 11.6 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 290 mg
  • 12%

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

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