Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place rhubarb and water in saucepan and cook until rhubarb is soft.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in sugar to taste (approximately 1 cup).
  3. Can be served warm or cold as an accompaniment to a meal or as a family dessert.
Most Helpful

This was great and totally tasted like my mother's rhubarb sauce. I only added 1/4 c of sugar. It was tart but I like it that way! I'd also like to try adding some ginger root while it is cooking next time. Thanks for the recipe!

eillena October 20, 2007

I've been making this for years, as well as my mom. I can hardly wait until it comes up in the garden each year. I vary the amount of sugar I put in this because you never know how bitter the rhubarb will be at that time. We like to drizzle this on top of ice cream. Yummy!

Bippie April 13, 2006

As usual, I speed-read the instructions and missed the part about "stir in sugar to taste." I went ahead and added the entire cup and it was too much for my taste. The finished sauce was also thinner than I would have preferred. Next time I'll cut back on the water.

sugarpea April 12, 2006