If you're looking for the most delicious rhubarb recipe around, you've come to the right place! This is hands down my family's favourite rhubarb dessert. It's been our go to recipe for decades. Really.
Rhubarb is one of the first plants to show signs of life in my yard after our tough Alberta winters. It's hardy and reliable. And grows incredibly quickly! Soon after the snow melts, the sprouts appear and in no time I've got more rhubarb than I can possible ever use.
One thing is certain though... there will be more than one pan of Rhubarb Squares baked and enjoyed! It's one of those simply classic recipes that calls for basic ingredients you'll always have on hand.
2 c. flour (all purpose, whole wheat or gluten free)
1/2 c. butter
1/4 t. salt
1/2 c. sugar
1 t. baking powder
1 egg, beaten
Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. Cut in butter and then mix in beaten egg until mixture is crumbly. Take our 3/4 c. crumbs for topping. Press remaining crumbs in a 9x 13" pan.
4 c. chopped rhubarb
1 1/2c. sugar
1/2 c. melted butter
1/2 c. flour
2 eggs, beaten
1 t. vanilla
Mix well in order given. Pour over crumb mixture in pan. Top with remaining crumbs and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50 - 60 minutes, until set and crust is golden brown.
Delicious served straight up or for dessert topped with ice cream!
I'm positive that if you like rhubarb, you will absolutely LOVE this easy to make classic recipe. It's not too sweet, not too tart and is the perfect blend of custard, shortbread and crumble textures!