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Rhubarb Dessert

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  • 1 1/4 Cup, Divided All Purpose Flour
  • 5 Tablespoons Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup, Room Temperature Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Cup, diced  Rhubarb

Rhubarb Dessert

A quick and easy summer dessert that's all about rhubarb!

60 minutes

Serves: 8-12


A very easy-to-make crust is topped with a rhubarb mixture that becomes very sweet and custard-like during baking. Perfect with a scoop of ice cream!

Rhubarb Dessert Ingredients

This Rhubarb Dessert is a super-easy and delicious way to celebrate this very unique veggie. The recipe features a quick crust that you press into the pan and then while that’s cooking you make toss the ingredients or the filling together. When the crust is ready you just add the filling, bake some more and you’ve got an amazing, summery dessert that will be a big hit with any rhubarb fan. Note that if you don’t like rhubarb, you will definitely NOT like this dessert. This is another recipe I got to make with Mom and while she and I had it for dessert for several nights, Scott felt as though he didn’t need any beyond the first night. LOL.

The crust really couldn’t be easier. Just make sure you have softened butter and then cream the butter really well with the powdered sugar. You want it really light and fluffy so mix on high for a good few minutes. Then add the flour and just mix—on SLOW—until the flour is just barely incorporated and there are no dry spots. Press the dough into the baking dish and you’re set. To get an even crust, I suggest taking a measuring cup or drinking glass with a flat bottom and using that to press the dough down evenly.

While the crust is baking you can chop the rhubarb and combine the remaining ingredients. Just mix it all in a big bowl and you’re set. While it bakes, it becomes like a custard on top of the crust giving it a very unique texture.

If you like rhubarb, you will LOVE this dessert, I promise you! It’s the perfect summertime treat. And of course, you need to serve it slightly warm and with a scoop of ice cream. If you give this one a try, please let me know what you think in the comments or share a pic with me on Instagram (@bdhbakes).





  • Preheat Oven to 350º 
  • Cream Butter and Powdered Sugar 

    In the bowl or a stand mixer, or other medium sized bowl, place the room temperature butter and the powdered sugar. Cream together on medium high with the stand or handheld mixer for about 2 minutes or until the butter and sugar are fully combined and light and fluffy.

    Rhubarb Dessert Butter and Sugar
    Rhubarb Dessert Cream Butter and Sugar
  • Add Flour and Mix 

    Add 1 Cup of flour and mix on low until just combined. Don't over mix.

    Rhubarb Dessert Add Flour
  • Press into Baking Dish 

    Press the dough into the bottom of a 9" x 9" square baking dish. Use the bottom of a measuring cup or glass to press down into an even layer.

    Rhubarb Dessert Crust
  • Bake Crust 

    Bake the crust in the preheated 350º oven for 15 minutes, or until the crust is just starting to turn golden brown.

  • Make the Topping 

    While the crust is baking, combine the eggs, sugar, remaining 1/4 Cup of flour, salt and rhubarb in a large bowl. Stir well until it's fully combined.

    Rhubarb Dessert Chopped Rhubarb
    Rhubarb Dessert Add Sugar, Four and Salt
    Rhubarb Dessert Add Eggs
    Rhubarb Dessert Topping Mixed
  • Add Topping and Bake Again 

    When the crust is done with it's first bake, take it out of the oven and pour the rhubarb mixture on top. Pop it back in the oven for an additional 35 minutes.

    Rhubarb Dessert Baked Crust
    Rhubarb Dessert Pour Topping
  • Cool and Serve 

    The dessert is done baking once there is only a slight jiggle in the middle when you bump the pan. Once it's fully baked, take it out of the oven and allow to cool for 15 - 30 minutes. It's best served a little warm - and of course with a scoop of ice cream!

    Rhubarb Dessert Done



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