Rhubarb Dream Bars

A tray of cut Rhubarb Dream Bars

5 from 3 reviews

These Rhubarb Dream Bars are truly a dream!  With a shortbread cookie crust, a rhubarb custard pie-like filling and a delightful meringue top that melts in your mouth, these bars will be a new favourite!



Shortbread Crust:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter

Rhubarb Filling/Topping:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3 cups chopped fresh rhubarb


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. To make the shortbread crust I use a food processor.  Pulse the flour, sugar and butter together until the mixture is like sand, this should only take about 30 seconds.
  3. Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper, then press the crust mixture into the pan.  Don’t press it too hard.
  4. Bake the crust for 15 minutes.
  5. While the crust is baking you can make the rhubarb filling.
  6. Chop your fresh rhubarb into 1/2 inch chunks.  Set aside.
  7. Using a mixer, whip the eggs until they are smooth.
  8. Add the sugar and continue mixing until the mixture starts to become fluffy.
  9. Add the flour and salt, mix until the mixture is smooth and fluffy, almost like a meringue, but not as foamy.
  10. Stir in the chopped rhubarb.
  11. As soon as the crust is done baking, remove it from the oven and add the rhubarb mixture to the top of it.  Smooth it out.
  12. Return to the oven and continue baking for 40 – 45 minutes, or until the top of the dream bars are golden brown.
  13. Once the bars are done baking, remove them from the oven and let them rest in the pan for at least 1 hour before cutting into it.
  14. After the bars have had time to cool, cut into 16 pieces.  Enjoy!

Keywords: dream bars, rhubarb