Strawberry Custard Squares

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 50 mins

I clipped this recipe from the Chicago Tribune many years ago. I made it often but had forgotten about it until I was searching for things to make for a holiday party.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Slice cookie dough into as directed on the package.
  2. Place 24 slices in a 13 X 9 inch baking pan & press together to cover the bottom of the pan completely.
  3. Mix preserves with flour and spread thinly over the dough.
  4. In a medium bowl, slightly beat the eggs, add remaining ingredients and continue beating just until smooth.
  5. Pour custard mixture over the preserve layer.
  6. Optional: If you have cookie slices left, roll into thin strips and place them lattice-like on custard.
  7. Bake in a preheated 350º on lowest rack for 50 minutes or until custard has set and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Cool on rack then chill.
  9. Cut into squares before serving.


Most Helpful

Heaven rightfully belongs somewhere in your title for this dessert, SQ, because I died & went there w/my 1st bite. Certain body parts are conflicted as I type … My mouth reveres you, but my hips curse you! You know me well enough to know my hips always win these contests! I made them exactly as written, but did use vanilla flavoured yoghurt & made my own sour cream for them as we discussed. I do feel a bit threatened now tho … Siggi will prob want to divorce me, murder Jerry & marry you now more than ever! I count myself lucky there are laws to protect Jerry & me. These are 10 star winners in my book & will grace our table & delight our friends often. Thx for this one SQ. Yum!

twissis July 14, 2006

Yummy - I used raspberry preserves instead of strawberry as I had an opened jar. I added a few drops of almond extract to the custard and then sprinkled the lot with some sliced, blanced almonds. I think I stayed true to the 'integrity' of the original recipe. Divinely-delicious!

evelyn/athens July 07, 2006

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