Rhubarb Cheesecake Dream Bars

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Rhubarb Cheesecake Dream Bars
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
80mins
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Recipe by Administrator
Published on September 04, 2023

These Rhubarb Cheesecake Dream Bars are a dream come true for rhubarb lovers. A buttery graham cracker crust is topped with a rich and creamy cheesecake layer, followed by a tangy rhubarb topping. This indulgent dessert is a perfect combination of sweet and tart flavors that will satisfy any sweet tooth. Plus, it's easy to make and perfect for special occasions or just a weekend treat. Give these bars a try and let your taste buds experience pure bliss!

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ⅓ cup melted butter
  • 2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups diced rhubarb
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F (165°C).
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish to form the crust.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, granulated sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the crust in the baking dish.
  4. In a small saucepan, combine the diced rhubarb, granulated sugar, water, and cornstarch. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the mixture thickens and the rhubarb softens, about 5 minutes.
  5. Pour the rhubarb mixture over the cream cheese layer in the baking dish, spreading it evenly.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until the edges are set and the center is slightly jiggly.
  7. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight before serving.
  8. Cut into bars and serve chilled. Enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Rhubarb is technically a vegetable, but it is often used in desserts as if it were a fruit.
  • Rhubarb is a great source of fiber, vitamin C, and potassium.
  • The combination of creamy cheesecake and tangy rhubarb creates a delightful contrast of flavors in this dessert.
  • These bars can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.