Nikki's Rhubarb Dessert

    1 hour 15 minutes

    Fresh rhubarb is cooked on a shortbread-style crumble base and topped with a creamy custard and more crumble mixture.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 3 cups plain flour
    • 1 1/2 cups soft brown sugar
    • 225g butter, softened
    • 4 eggs
    • 1/4 cup plain flour
    • 1 1/2 cups caster sugar
    • 1 cup single cream
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 500g chopped rhubarb

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:55min  ›  Ready in:1hour15min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Mix 3 cups plain flour and brown sugar in a large bowl; rub in softened butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Reserve about 1 1/2 cups of the flour mixture; pat remainder into the bottom of a baking dish.
    3. Bake in preheated oven until base is lightly browned, about 15 minutes.
    4. Beat eggs in a large bowl; mix in 1/4 cup flour plain flour, 1 1/2 cups caster sugar, 1 cup cream and 1/2 teaspoon salt until smooth.
    5. Sprinkle chopped rhubarb over the baked base. Pour egg mixture over rhubarb; top with reserved flour mixture.
    6. Bake in preheated oven until the dessert is set and lightly browned, 40 to 45 minutes.

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    OMG!!! So true, its good.We tried rhubarb raw - disgusting, tried with sugar - even worse. So don't like rhubarb.. Made this recipe and it is very good..surprise surprise.. Make it, eat it, like it !!!!  -  29 Jul 2012  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I very carefully weighed out 4 pounds of rhubarb and got 12 culs! I was pretty sure this was way too much fruit so I divided it in half, doubled the batter and made 2 cakes. Maybe after all the effort (I had spent much of the day running from friend to friend scrounging fruit) I couldn't help but be let down. Cake was fine but nothing I will likely make again. I hope someone else measures out 4 pounds and lets me know how much they get.  -  15 May 2013  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    We LOVE rhubarb so I'm always looking for new recipes. This one far exceeded my expectations. My husband says it's company worthy! Add a little whipped cream or ice cream and it's even better. Yum!  -  05 Sep 2012  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)