Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: Strawberry-Rhubarb Cream Dessert

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Cream Dessert


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar

1 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
5 cups chopped fresh or frozen rhubarb
1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
1 – 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1-1/4 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped, divided


~Preheat oven at 350°.

~In a small bowl, combine the flour, pecans, butter, and sugar. Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

~In a large saucepan, combine brown sugar and cornstarch. Stir in rhubarb until combined. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring often. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 4 to 5 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; cool. Stir in strawberries.

~In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Fold in one cup whipped cream. Spread over crust; top with rhubarb mixture. Spread with remaining whipped cream.

~Refrigerate for three or four hours before serving.

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