Sunday, May 30, 2010

Rhubarb Dessert

That's it's name.

Has been for years.

As long as I've been alive, my mom has been making rhubarb dessert.

It's a summertime staple around here.

Cool.  Refreshing.

And, oh so delicious.

If you've never had rhubarb, this recipe is a good place to start :)

Rhubarb Dessert - Mom

4 T butter
2 C graham crackers

1 C sugar
4 C rhubarb, sliced
3 T corn starch
1/2 C water

Whipped Layer
1 C whipping cream
1 1/2 C mini marshmallows

2 recipes, vanilla pudding
(or, 1 5-6 serving instant vanilla pudding)

Combine graham cracker crumbs and butter.  Mix well.

Press into a lightly greased 9x13 glass baking dish and bake at 350 for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, combined sugar and cornstarch and stir in rhubarb and water.  Cook over medium heat, stirring until thickened.  Reduce head and cook for 2-3 minutes.

While the rhubarb filling is cooking, prepare the pudding according to recipe directions.  If you wish, you can use a boxed pudding mix (use the larger, 5-6 serving box).  Cool (cover with plastic wrap while cooling).

Whip the whipping cream until light and fluffy and then fold in the marshmallows.

Now, you're ready to assemble the mix.

(1) Spread the rhubarb layer over the cooled graham cracker crust.
(2) Cool -- to almost room temperature.
(3) Spoon the whipped cream with marshmallows over the rhubarb layer.
(4) Spread the cooled pudding over the marshmallow layer.

Refrigerate until ready to serve.


*If you're up for an adventure, my mom has always wanted to try leaving the graham crackers whole, dotting it with butter and baking them to make the crust -- she's thinking this might help the crust keep it's crunch without using as much butter.  Let me know if you try it!

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  1. That looks so delicious! I love rhubarb. I think it's totally under rated as an ingredient. We have some growing in our garden. Yum. I'm definitely trying this one!

  2. That looks so good! I am so used to seeing Rhubard used with a red fruit, mainly strawberries, it looks strange to see it with yellow though!

  3. I've never had rhubarb before. I don't even know where you buy it at... never saw it at the grocery store. This sounds really yummy though :)

  4. Oh rhubarb how I love thee. I haven't had any this year - hopefully I'll be able to get some from my inlaws next weekend but it might be all done!

  5. Rhubarb is healthy! This must be healthy, right?!! Right?

  6. Ok, I HAVE to get some more rhubarb to make this! I'm all about making rhubarb recipes right now and this looks just amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  7. I love rhubarb and this dessert looks delish!

  8. This is a different sounding recipe for rhubarb. I'm filing it away!

  9. I've eaten rhubarb for years and have tried so many different recipes - but I have never ever seen this one! Whipped cream and mini- marshmallows?! Hello! Can't wait to try it!

  10. I've never cooked with rhubarb but this looks delicious!

  11. I can't wait for my rhubarb to grow! Thanks for linking such a YUMMO recipe to Tuesday Tastes! People's Choice Award polls are open, stop by and vote for your fav when you get a chance!

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    Jasey @ Crazy Daisy

  12. It looks wonderful, but only if I knew it wouldn't taste rhubarby. Or maybe it's a texture thing that I've hold against rhubarb. This dessert could convince me to give it another try though.


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