Mom gave me the original recipe which is kind of a cross between a coffee cake and dessert bar, using a strawberry-rhubarb combination, but I changed it to one with cherry, which I think gives it a richer flavor.

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Rhubarb Filling:
Cake:
Topping:

Directions

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  • Combine rhubarb and lemon juice in a large saucepan over medium-low heat; cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes.

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  • Mix 1 cup sugar and cornstarch together in a bowl; stir into rhubarb mixture. Cook and stir until rhubarb mixture is thickened and bubbling, about 5 minutes. Stir in pie filling; remove from heat and cool filling, about 10 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  • Combine 3 cups flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl; cut in 1 cup cubed butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs.

  • Beat buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla extract together in a separate bowl; add to flour mixture and stir just until batter is moistened.

  • Spread a little more than half of the batter into the prepared baking dish; top with cherry-rhubarb filling. Drop teaspoonfuls of remaining batter over filling.

  • Combine 1 1/2 cup sugar and 1 1/2 cups flour in a bowl; cut in 1/2 cup cubed butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle mixture over batter.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes.

Cook's Note:

If using frozen rhubarb, measure rhubarb while still frozen, then thaw completely. Drain in a colander, but do not press liquid out.

Nutrition Facts

465 calories; 16.4 g total fat; 62 mg cholesterol; 300 mg sodium. 75.9 g carbohydrates; 4.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2017
Loved it used less sugar for my wife she gave it 9/10 Read More
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07/08/2017
Loved it used less sugar for my wife she gave it 9/10 Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2017
Loved it used less sugar for my wife she gave it 9/10 Read More