Strawberry Custard Bars have a buttery crust, a super creamy custard-like filling with lots of chopped strawberries, and a cream cheese topping with a little tang.
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 55minutes
Total Time 1hour15minutes
Author Christin Mahrlig
1cupcold butter,cut into cubes
1cupheavy whipping cream
5cupschopped strawberries,fresh or frozen
1 1/2cupswhipped cream or Cool whip
In a large bowl combine flour and sugar. Cut butter in with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press into a greased 9x13-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
While crust is baking, make filling. Stir together sugar and flour in a large bowl.
Whisk in cream and eggs.
Stir in strawberries. Pour over crust and bake for about 45 minutes or until custard is set. Let cool.
To make topping, use an electric mixer to beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Fold in whipped cream. Spread mixture on top of filling. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before cutting into squares. Store in refrigerator.
If using frozen strawberries (which have more moisture) be sure to drain well. It's also a good idea to spread them out on some paper towels for 5 minutes or so to soak up some excess moisture.