An Award Winning Rhubarb Dessert Recipe

An Award Winning Rhubarb Dessert Recipe

In celebration of our upcoming 34th Annual Rhubarb Festival taking place in the Village on May 19th and 20th, its only right we share a recipe with rhubarb in it.

Here in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, rhubarb is used in many unique and local recipes. From rhubarb sauces, dips, pies to even drinks, it is a special ingredient that delights many of our guests every year.

Our featured recipe is a delectable strawberry rhubarb cheese pie that is too good to not share. So, give this recipe a chance to enlighten your appetite!

Strawberry Rhubarb Cheese Pie


  • 1 (9-inch) unbaked pie shell
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 eggs
    Strawberry Rhubarb Cheese Pie
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 3 cups fresh rhubarb, sliced
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced

Crumb Topping:

  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup chopped pecans 


To make crumb topping:

  1. Mix brown sugar, flour, butter and pecans together until crumbly, and set aside.

To make pie:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Pre-bake pie shell for 5 minutes
  3. Cream together sugar, butter and eggs, stirring for 2 minutes.
  4. Add salt, cornstarch, almond extract and cream cheese.
  5. Blend just until smooth.
  6. Fold in rhubarb and strawberries.
  7. Pour mixture into pre-baked pie shell.
  8. Cover to edges with crumb topping mixture.
  9. Bake at 425° for 15 minutes, then reduce temperature to 375° and bake for 40-45 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and let cool.
  11. Refrigerate before serving.

We hope you have enjoyed this recipe as much as we enjoyed sharing it with you! For more rhubarb recipes, check out our recipe archive. Don’t forget to join us here at the Village on May 19th and 20th for our 34th Annual Rhubarb Festival. The two-day festival includes great food and fun activities for all, check out the 2017 schedule here. We will have a rhubarb race-car derby, Best Rhubarb Dessert Baking Contest, Rhubarb Pie Filling Contest and even a strolling parade. Hope to see you there!

(Featured recipe by Jim Oberholtzer, a 2013 Rhubarb Baking contest participant.)

Strawberry Rhubarb Cheese Pie