Rhubarb Cherry Dessert With Cookie Crust

READY IN: 1hr 11mins
Recipe by Brooke the Cook in WI

This is a spin-off of several rhubarb recipes I've tried recently, including one by Chef#537937... I liked the topping on one and the crust of another - put them together and 'ah ha!' Sweet and tart rhubarb dessert with a hint of cherries - easy to make and can be eaten soon after taking out of the oven; also wonderful served cold! A dollop of whipped cream or ice cream is a sweet addition.

Top Review by Boomette

This is a great recipe to use rhubarb. The only thing I didn't like was the sugar-free gelatin (strawberry). So another time I would omit it. The cookie crust is so yummy. And the topping also. Thanks Brooke :) Made for the Zwizzle Chicks of ZWT

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease an 11x7 baking dish or baking pan. A 10x6 pan is perfect for this recipes, so use that if you've got one --
  2. For Crust: Combine flours and powdered sugar; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs (mixture will seem powdery, but will come together while baking).
  3. Press mixture to bottom on baking pan and bake for 11 minutes.
  4. While crust is baking, combine rhubarb, sugar-free jello, cornstarch and Splenda or sugar for filling. Pour over crust and spread evenly.
  5. Prepare topping: combine flour and sugars. Add melted butter and toss with a fork, until you have little crumbs. Sprinkle over rhubarb filling.
  6. Return to oven and bake 45-50 minutes. Cool on wire rack. When cool, move to refrigerator (or crust will get soggy) - I enjoy this cold just as much as warm.

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