Rhubarb Cream Dessert Squares

Enjoy these dessert squares filled with cream cheese, and topped with rhubarb and berries.

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  • prep time 45 min
  • total time 5 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 16
 

Ingredients

Crust

2
cups vanilla wafer crumbs (60 wafers)
1/4
cup margarine or butter, melted

Filling

1
(3-oz.) pkg. vanilla pudding and pie filling mix (not instant)
1 1/2
cups milk
1
(8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, cut into pieces

Topping

2
cups chopped fresh rhubarb
1
cup sugar
2
tablespoons orange juice
3
tablespoons cornstarch
2
cups sliced fresh strawberries
1
cup fresh raspberries

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In 13x9-inch pan, combine crust ingredients; press in bottom of pan. Bake at 350°F. for 10 minutes. Cool 30 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, prepare pudding with milk as directed on package. Stir in cream cheese with wire whisk until smooth. Cool 20 to 30 minutes. Pour over baked crust.
  • 3 In medium saucepan, combine rhubarb and sugar; mix well. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes or until rhubarb is tender, stirring frequently.
  • 4 In small bowl, combine orange juice and cornstarch; blend well. Add to rhubarb mixture; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture boils and thickens, stirring constantly. Cool 15 minutes. Stir in strawberries and raspberries. Cool 30 minutes or until completely cooled.
  • 5 Carefully spoon and spread topping over filling. Cover; refrigerate 4 hours or until set and completely chilled.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In 13x9-inch pan, combine crust ingredients; press in bottom of pan. Bake at 350°F. for 10 minutes. Cool 30 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, prepare pudding with milk as directed on package. Stir in cream cheese with wire whisk until smooth. Cool 20 to 30 minutes. Pour over baked crust.
  • 3 In medium saucepan, combine rhubarb and sugar; mix well. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes or until rhubarb is tender, stirring frequently.
  • 4 In small bowl, combine orange juice and cornstarch; blend well. Add to rhubarb mixture; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture boils and thickens, stirring constantly. Cool 15 minutes. Stir in strawberries and raspberries. Cool 30 minutes or until completely cooled.
  • 5 Carefully spoon and spread topping over filling. Cover; refrigerate 4 hours or until set and completely chilled.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

The pudding-cream cheese filling in this dessert tastes like a rich cheesecake, but requires no baking.

For best flavor and texture, serve these dessert squares within 24 hours.

The fruit topping on this dessert is quite thick. Drop it over the cream filling by small spoonfuls, then use a rubber scraper to carefully spread it over filling. It’s OK if some of the filling shows through the topping.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
200mg
200%;
Total Carbohydrate
40g
40%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
28g
28%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 1/2 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.