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May 18, 2012

Rhubarb Shortbread Bars Recipe

These amazing spring or summer rhubarb bars are a great potluck or party dessert! The buttery shortbread and tart rhubarb are a perfect pair and you'll find yourself wanting more than just one! 


Rhubarb Shortbread Bars



These amazing spring or summer rhubarb bars are a great potluck or party dessert! The buttery shortbread and tart rhubarb are a perfect pair and you'll find yourself wanting more than just one! Top them with whipped cream, sprinkled powdered sugar or ice cream for a wonderful, sweet treat!




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These amazing spring or summer rhubarb bars are a great potluck or party dessert! The buttery shortbread and tart rhubarb are a perfect pair and you'll find yourself wanting more than just one! Top them with whipped cream, sprinkled powdered sugar or ice cream for a wonderful, sweet treat!


I absolutely love old spiral bound cookbooks with tried and true recipes.

A couple weeks ago, my sister and I went to a few garage sales and I stumbled upon a whole box filled with old cookbooks.

I couldn't believe they were only $1 a piece, so carefully looked through them, and picked three.

Once I got home, I started looking through them and found a whole bunch of rhubarb recipes I've never seen before in this cookbook!

It's called "Home Sweet Home"-steaders Favorite Recipes from Lebanon Oregon. The art on the cover says "Kissin' wears out... Cookin don't" Hehe ;)

It looks like this cookbook was well loved before I got it. That means one thing, great recipes!

I pulled a bag of rhubarb out of the freezer and decided to try these Rhubarb Shortbread Bars.

They turned out so good!!

All of the ingredients are basic, so you probably won't even need to make a trip to the grocery store. It's also very simple to make.

The crust is so buttery and delicious and the tartness of the rhubarb goes perfectly with it. These aren't the prettiest bars with my green rhubarb, but if your rhubarb is more red, they will turn out grogeous!

I hope you enjoy this dessert and keep an eye out for some more recipes from these great cookbooks!


These amazing spring or summer rhubarb bars are a great potluck or party dessert! The buttery shortbread and tart rhubarb are a perfect pair and you'll find yourself wanting more than just one! Top them with whipped cream, sprinkled powdered sugar or ice cream for a wonderful, sweet treat!


What is in Rhubarb Shortbread Bars?

  • Baking powder: It's a dry leavening agent, with a shelf life about 9-12 months. Baking powder is used to increase the volume and lighten the texture of baked goods by causing bubbles in a wet mixture. Baking powder is usually made with a combination of baking soda, cream of tartar and cornstarch.
  • All purpose flour: It's a combination of hard and soft wheats. Bleached flour provides a softer texture. It's versatile and you can bake most anything with it!
  • Rhubarb: Rhubarb is a perennial vegetable, though it is usually used as a fruit in desserts and jams. You use only the stalks of the rhubarb plant and they have a rich, tart flavor. The leaves of the rhubarb plant are poisonous, so make sure that they are not ingested. Rhubarb contains calcium, potassium and vitamin C.
  • Butter: A dairy product consisting of approximately 80% butterfat and made from the fat and protein components of milk or cream. Most commonly made from cow's milk, but can also be made from sheep, goat, yak, or buffalo milk.


These amazing spring or summer rhubarb bars are a great potluck or party dessert! The buttery shortbread and tart rhubarb are a perfect pair and you'll find yourself wanting more than just one! Top them with whipped cream, sprinkled powdered sugar or ice cream for a wonderful, sweet treat!


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These amazing spring or summer rhubarb bars are a great potluck or party dessert! The buttery shortbread and tart rhubarb are a perfect pair and you'll find yourself wanting more than just one! Top them with whipped cream, sprinkled powdered sugar or ice cream for a wonderful, sweet treat!



This recipe is ready in these steps:


  • Preheat the oven
  • Mix the crust ingredients in a bowl
  • Gently press the crust mixture into a pan
  • Bake the crust
  • Combine topping ingredients in a bowl
  • Pour topping over crust and bake until set

Full recipe below

These amazing spring or summer rhubarb bars are a great potluck or party dessert! The buttery shortbread and tart rhubarb are a perfect pair and you'll find yourself wanting more than just one! Top them with whipped cream, sprinkled powdered sugar or ice cream for a wonderful, sweet treat!


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These amazing spring or summer rhubarb bars are a great potluck or party dessert! The buttery shortbread and tart rhubarb are a perfect pair and you'll find yourself wanting more than just one! Top them with whipped cream, sprinkled powdered sugar or ice cream for a wonderful, sweet treat!


I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did!


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Rhubarb Shortbread Bars

Yield: 12 bars
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Ingredients:

  • Crust:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • Topping:
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups raw rhubarb

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Mix the crust ingredients in a bowl until well combined. 
  3. Gently press the crust mixture into a 9x13 pan. (I used a fork)  
  4. Bake crust for 15 minutes.
  5. Combine topping ingredients in a bowl in the order given. Mix well. 
  6. Pour topping over crust and bake for another 35-40 minutes until set and top begins to lightly brown.
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These amazing spring or summer rhubarb bars are a great potluck or party dessert! The buttery shortbread and tart rhubarb are a perfect pair and you'll find yourself wanting more than just one! Top them with whipped cream, sprinkled powdered sugar or ice cream for a wonderful, sweet treat!


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14 comments:

  1. We love rhubarb at our house. Thank you for sharing this recipe. :)

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  2. OMG I love rhubarb and my favorite thing w/ it is Rhubarb Custard Pie. Nobody makes it anymore. This is a great cousin to that! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

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    1. Thanks so much for hosting Krista! I've never had rhubarb custard pie before, might have to try it sometime!

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  3. Yum! Yum! Yum! Love that dish too!

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  4. Hi Sheena,
    This looks like a delicious dessert! Hope you have a special week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thanks so much for hosting! I love stopping by every week!

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  5. I have yet to try rhubarb, but I keep seeing it everywhere and it sure looks yummy. Thanks for sharing :)

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  6. I normally don't really like rhubarb. I figured I'd try it again made this recipe. It is so good. It just melted in your mouth. So delicious thanks!

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    1. You're so welcome, Heather! I'm so glad you liked it and thanks so much for letting me know! :)

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    2. I did do one thing different I doubled the crust. I wanted to cover the sides of the pan.

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    3. That's a great idea! I will have to try that next time!

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