Desserts

Rhubarb Custard Bars

These decadent show stopping bars were served at a friends party many years ago. It is not a diet bar by any means… and extremely hard not to eat just one!

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Crust:
2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup cold butter

Filling:
2 cups sugar
7 Tablespoons flour
1 cup whipping cream
3 eggs beaten
5 cups chopped rhubarb

Topping:
6 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup whipping cream, whipped

In a bowl combine flour & sugar, cut in butter until the mixture resembles course crumbs. Place in a greased 9” X 13” pan. Bake 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, for the filling combine sugar & flour in small bowl. Whisk in eggs & cream, stir in rhubarb. Pour over crust and bake for 40 – 45 minutes or until set. Cool.
Topping; beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Fold in whipped cream. Spread over bars. Cover and chill. Cut into bars. Store in refrigerator. Makes 3 dozen.

 

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