Blushing Betty (Rhubarb Dessert)

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This unique, great-tasting dessert makes great use of fresh rhubarb and tastes GREAT!!


  • 4 pounds rhubarb, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 ⅓ cups raisins
  • ¼ cup vegetable shortening
  • ⅔ cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅔ cup milk


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.

Mix rhubarb with 2 cups sugar in a large bowl and spread into the prepared baking dish; sprinkle rhubarb with raisins.

Beat vegetable shortening with 2/3 cup sugar in a bowl; beat in eggs, one at a time, followed by vanilla extract. Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together in another bowl. Gradually stir the flour mixture into the wet ingredients, alternating with milk, to form a smooth batter. Spread batter over fruit in baking dish.

Bake in the preheated oven until rhubarb filling is bubbling and topping is set and golden brown, about 1 hour.

Prep time: 25 mins / Cooking time: 1 hr / Total time: 1 hr 25 mins

Serving: 20 / Yield: 1 9×13-inch dish

Calories: 235.4

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