Strawberry Rhubarb Bars
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 18 servings
  • 1½ cups rhubarb, sliced
  • 1½ cups strawberries, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ cups uncooked quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  1. Pre heat oven to 350°F. Prepare 9x13 inch baking pan by greasing side and bottom or spray with cooking spray.
  2. Slice strawberries and rhubarb, if using fresh fruit.
  3. Combine rhubarb, strawberries and lemon juice in 2-quart saucepan. Cover; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until fruit is just tender, about 8 minutes.
  4. Combine ½ cup sugar and cornstarch in small bowl. Stir into fruit mixture.
  5. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil (about 1 minute). Continue boiling until thickened (1 minute). Remove from heat.
  6. Place butter in microwavable bowl and soften in microwave for 30 seconds. Butter will be partially melted.
  7. Combine all crust ingredients in large bowl, using pastry cutter and fingers or mixer, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Reserve 1½ cups crumb mixture. Press remaining crumb mixture onto bottom of greased 13x9-inch baking pan.
  8. Spread filling over crust. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture.
  9. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely.
Recipe by A Pinch of Joy at