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Rhubarb Cream Dessert Squares

Rhubarb Cream Dessert Squares
  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 5 hr 30 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 16
Enjoy these dessert squares filled with cream cheese, and topped with rhubarb and berries.
Updated January 5, 2012

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

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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
Calories from Fat
120
Total Fat
13g
20%
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
200mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
40g
13%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
28g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
4%
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.
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