Rhubarb Cream Squares

"These are one of my favorite ways to eat rhubarb. The custard balances out the tartness of the rhubarb. Even better with a dollop of whipped cream. My grandmother was a great baker and this recipe comes from her."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins
12 squares




  • Mix first four ingredients well and press into 9" x 13" pan; bake at 350°F for 5-10 minutes.
  • Mix together remaining ingredients and pour over crust; bake at 350°F for 40 minutes or until set.

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  1. These bars are amazing! Just couldn't get enough of them. Made two batches this season. Opps-d on the first batch and put in twice the amount of milk. They still came out great, maybe even better - even more creamy, but they had to bake for twice as long. The second batch I ran about 2/3 of a cup short of white sugar so I put in some powdered sugar & some brown sugar & they still came out great. Brought some to work & they were a big hit with several requests for the recipe.
  2. This desert is fantasic! I loved every bite! Great texture. Rhubarb lovers treat.
  3. Just had a slice fresh out of the oven...Yum! Only gave it four stars, because I tweaked a couple of things based on personal preference - left out the nuts, and added a tsp vanilla to the custard mixture. Love the light texture, and the sweetness of the custard really does balance the tartness of the rhubarb so nicely.
  4. Amazing! Takes me back to my childhood....this is very similar to my Grandma's Rhubarb Custard Pie recipe! I will make again and again!
  5. I love love this recipe Nancy. It served the purpose well in using fresh rhubarb I just picked. Love the sweet/tartness combination. And, so much simpler than making a pie. This will be made again as I have been freezing most to use for the winter months. Thanks a bunch~


I have been married for 40 years and we have three children, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. We also have two papillon dogs, who are the only family living with us, now. My favorite thing to make is breads, especially sourdough and whole wheat. I am just now getting into solar baking, and hope that will take some of the heat out of the house during the summer months. :-) I also enjoy decorating cakes and cookies.
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