Creamy Rhubarb Shortbread Squares are perfect for a large crowd or potluck dessert. Made with fresh or frozen rhubarb, a shortbread crust and custard filling. Top it all off with a creamy topping. This recipe makes 24 Scrumptious servings! Our reader Liz says “I made this recipe for creamy rhubarb shortbread squares and it’s wonderful !!” And it freezes well too!
Rhubarb lovers this recipe is for you! That tangy rhubarb flavor makes Creamy Rhubarb Shortbread Squares Irresistible! Our rhubarb is ripening now. I froze 2 gallon ziplock bags of chopped rhubarb yesterday. The rest is in this delicious dessert.
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I got caught though. Dave spied the pan on the table, wrapped up to go. I was reprimanded for letting some of this luscious, creamy dreamy, heavenly…(I could go on) dessert escape out the door. Honestly!
I told him it was too much for us. He wants it all! So sorry hubby; off to work it goes with Kayti! I only sent a little!
It was a sure bet Dave would enjoy this dessert. He loves rhubarb recipes. He ADORES shortbread! The shortbread crust sold me this recipe. I never make shortbread, except as Christmas or holiday cookies. Shortbread is a load of heavy carbs and fat. I’m adding this to my shortbread and potluck-party-holiday repertoire. And yes: Dave LOVES this creamy rhubarb dessert! Ridiculously!
This is an easy, practical, crowd pleaser. One pan feeds your family and friends a yummy treat. And then the pan is empty. Pretty sure that will happen.
Notice the rhubarb is in the custard filling. All the creaminess of this dessert is beautifully complemented by rhubarb’s tart zing.
Creamy Rhubarb Shortbread Squares Recipe Notes:
I indulged in creamy decadence this time. Whipped cream, cream cheese and shortbread! It is WORTH IT! But watch out! This is an easy treat to overdo. That’s why I suggest it for a large crowd, potluck or holiday event. Everyone will love it. It’s rich and filling. Small servings will satisfy; and then it’s a blissful memory!
Of course I made it for just Dave and I to eat a whole 13 x 9 pan. OOPS! For a party though, it’s perfect! 24 servings in one pan!
- These dessert squares are easy to make. No cooking the custard ahead or whipping the whipping cream ahead either!
- They keep well, covered, in the fridge for days. Need an excellent make ahead dessert? Here you go! OR make it the same day you want to serve it.
You will need about 2 hours to make these and cool them down to layer the topping on. They are tasty at room temperature, or chilled.
- For a large crowd, cut them ahead. Dave came in and wiped out a sizeable section in one swipe! I suggest you actually measure the square size at about 2 x 2 inches and then cut to keep the squares fairly uniform. You will need a sharp knife(cleaned often) to cut through it all the way through the crust. Gloppiness can occur if the knife is not well cleaned after each cut.
Creamy Rhubarb Shortbread Squares are perfect for a large crowd or potluck dessert. Made with fresh or frozen rhubarb, a shortbread crust and custard filling. Top it all off with a creamy topping. This recipe makes 24 Scrumptious servings!
Recipe Source:rhubarb central.com