Today's delectable rhubarb treat would be great with coffee as a pastry breakfast, or (because I can't wait until tomorrow) after dinner served slightly warm still as a fresh, light, flaky dessert. Last year when I made this recipe, it was so delicious these bars got all gobbled up before I could even get a picture. SO this year, I'm going to try to beat Chris to the pan an get a picture before they are gone... they really do bake up very pretty.
Here's the recipe! Make sure when you want to make this you allow preparation time because you make the pastry crust by hand! (and it's worth every bit of effort!)
1 tsp. salt
1 cup butter - cold
1/2 cup milk
1 egg, separated
1 cup corn flakes (I used blueberry special K)
4-5 cups diced fresh rhubarb. (See Note if you use frozen rhubarb)
1 1/2 cups + 1 Tblsp sugar, divided
1 (21 oz) can cherry pie filling
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1.5 - 2 tsp. milk
- In a large bowl, combine flour & salt; cut in butter until crumbly.
- Stir in the milk & egg yolk.
- Divide dough in half.
- On lightly floured surface, roll out each portion into a 13x9 rectangle.
- Place one rolled out piece into a greased 13x9 baking dish.
- Sprinkle with cornflakes.
- In a large bowl, combine rhubarb and 1 1/2 cups sugar, stir in cherry pie filling and vanilla; spread over corn flakes.
- Top with remaining rolled out pastry.
- Cut small slits in the top.
- In a small bowl lightly beat the egg white; brush over pastry. This will make the top bake up beautiful golden brown.
- Sprinkle with remaining sugar.
- Bake at 350 for 50-55 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
- Cool on wire rack.
- In a small bowl, combine the glaze ingredients; drizzle over bars.
- Store in refrigerator. Can be served warm or cooled with ice cream or whipped cream.
- NOTE: If using frozen rhubarb, measure while frozen (5 cups). Thaw completely in a colander, drain but do not press liquid out of the rhubarb.
Picture posted at 7:35 pm... and the final grade is M... as in mmmmmmmmmm good! :)