Summer Fruit Cream Cheese Dessert

Total Time
3hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 3 hrs

Rhubarb and strawberries or raspberries are great combinations--screaming SUMMER! Here is a dessert that will bring a smile even in the midst of the heat and humidity--a trip to the berry patch will be worth the effort in the blazing sun! From *Taste of Home's* Feb-Mar '08 issue recipe cards....yummo! COOKING TIME INCLUDES CHILLING TIME--plan ahead!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350; grease a 13x9 pan; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine crust ingredients; press into prepared pan; bake for 18-20 minutes (golden brown); cool.
  3. In a large sauce pan, combine sugar & cornstarch; stir in rhubarb; bring to a boil (medium heat), stirring often; reduce heat, cook & stir for 4-5 more minutes --thickened; remove from heat, cool.
  4. Stir in strawberries; set aside.
  5. In a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and powdered sugar (smooth); fold in one cup of the WHIPPED cream; spread over crust; top with rhubarb-berry mixture; spread with with remaining whipped cream.
  6. Chill for 3-4 hours before serving.
  7. Garnish with a sprinkle of brown sugar if desired.
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Delicious. I wanted a 'cool' dessert to take to the beach with us yesterday and chose this. Used frozen rhubarb and also stirred in a cup of frozen blueberries into the strawberries - this made it really pretty! Really liked the sweet cream cheese filling topped with the sweet/tart fruit. Like a cheesecake but a lot easier!