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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.
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5 5

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!

5 5

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!

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.