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Rhubarb Custard Bars

Rhubarb Custard Bars (AKA Rhubarb Dream Bars) have a shortbread crust, creamy custard, tart rhubarb and a smooth cream cheese frosting to top it off!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 20


Shortbread Crust

  • 2 c flour
  • c sugar
  • 1 c salted butter


  • 1 ½ c sugar
  • ½ c flour
  • 1 c half and half (whole milk works fine too)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 5 c diced rhubarb


  • 6 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 ½ c powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 c whipped topping


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line a 9x13" pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour and sugar. Cut in the butter with a fork until crumbly.
  • Press the crust into the pan and bake for 10 minutes.
  • While the crust is baking, make the filling.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, flour, half and half, eggs and vanilla; stir in the rhubarb.
  • Pour the filling into the crust and bake an additional 40-50 minutes or until the filling is set.
  • Let the bars cool completely.
  • To make the frosting, whisk together the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla; fold in the whipped topping and spread over the cooled bars.
  • Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
Keyword rhubarb
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