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Rhubarb Sauce Recipe

Delicious and Versatile Rhubarb Sauce

This rhubarb sauce is easy to make and will keep well in the fridge for a week. Rhubarb sauce is a delicious way to dress up a waffle, pancake or even a bowl of a yogurt. This is another one of my classic go to recipes for rhubarb, its actually just stewed stewed rhubarb that you add as a topping.

Now that we have a garden with our own rhubarb plant I can now share simple ways to use up rhubarb. If you don’t have your own rhubarb, I bet during rhubarb season you can find some delicious rhubarb from a neighbour for free.

Homemade rhubarb sauce being served in a pink bowl.

Rhubarb Sauce Ingredients

This rhubarb sauce recipe only has three ingredients. Making it very easy to make.

4 cups prepared rhubarb

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup water

A pot of cut up rhubarb, a 1/2 cup of water in a measuring cup, and a cup of sugar sitting on a granite countertop. The ingredients for homemade rhubarb sauce.

How to Prepare Fresh Rhubarb

Once your rhubarb is harvest, cut off the large leaves and trim the ends. Wash the remaining stalks well and then slice into chunks about 1 inch long.

Cutting fresh rhubarb stalks into 1/2 inch chunks for making rhubarb sauce. The rhubarb stalks are being cut on a wooden cutting board and there is a knife laying off to the side.

Note: You can use frozen rhubarb instead of fresh as long as its cut in chunks. There is no need to thaw your rhubarb ahead of time, just place it in your pot and continue with the cooking.

Heat sugar, rhubarb and water stirring occasionally over medium high heat until boiling. Once it starts to boil turn the stove down to medium low and simmer uncovered for ten minutes, stirring occasionally.

A saucepan filled with rhubarb sauce that is cooking.

As your rhubarb cooks you may notice foam rising to the top. If this occurs skim the foam off using a spoon.

Rhubarb can vary in sweetness, while cooking taste the rhubarb and add more sugar if needed. You can also add a bit of cinnamon, or vanilla to the mixture if you want to. Personally I don’t add anything.

Let the rhubarb sauce cool completely before serving.

How Long Does Rhubarb Sauce Keep?

This rhubarb sauce will keep well in the fridge for up to a week. I like to store mine in a mason jar in the fridge. Or you can freeze it for up to 6 months. When freezing, remember to leave 1/2″ an inch or so at the top of the freezer container to allow for expansion.

Serving Rhubarb Sauce

You can eat this sauce on its own, we use to call it stewed rhubarb. Hubs eats the rhubarb sauce just as it is, but I find it too tangy. I prefer to serve in on top of pancakes, waffles, ice cream, or layered in a glass jar with yogurt and granola.

A bowl of fresh rhubarb sauce being served. The rhubarb sauce is in a pink bowl and there are lots of chunky pieces of rhubarb in the sauce.

Other Amazing Rhubarb Recipes

As a Mom on my own with three sons, everyone knew I could use free product. Over those years I received loads of much appreciated free rhubarb and to this day my grown sons all love anything rhubarb.

A bowl of rhubarb crisp with ice cream. The rhubarb dessert is in a white bowl with a spoon and you can see the corner of the rhubarb crisp in the back corner.

Rhubarb Crisp Recipe

This rhubarb crisp recipe is always popular, especially when served warm with ice cream. Its an easy to make recipe that you can easily double to feed a large group.

A bowl full of streusel topped rhubarb muffins. Homemade, fresh and moist.

Rhubarb Muffins with Sour Cream and Streusel

These simple rhubarb muffins have a crunchy streusel top and extra tang from sour cream. This is one of my most popular recipes.

Strawberry Rhubarb Cheesecake being served

No Bake Strawberry Rhubarb Cheesecake

This strawberry rhubarb cheesecake is very smooth and light with the classic pairing of strawberry and rhubarb. Its a bit different and a new way to try rhubarb in your baking.

A bottle filled with homemade rhubarb syrup recipe and a bowl of rhubarb syrup beside it.

Rhubarb Simple Syrup

This rhubarb simple syrup recipe is delicious was pancakes, waffles or you can mix it in a beverage. Its another great way to enjoy the tangy sweet taste of rhubarb.

One Comment

  1. Can’t wait to try this at home.

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