Rhubarb Sauce

Besides making a great side to meats and poultry, this sauce also can be served for dessert, either by itself or over pound cake or ice cream.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1/2
to 3/4 cup sugar
1/2
cup water
1
lb rhubarb, cut into 1-inch pieces (4 cups)
Ground cinnamon, if desired
  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, heat sugar and water to boiling, stirring occasionally. Stir in rhubarb; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until rhubarb is tender and slightly transparent.
  • 2 Stir in cinnamon. Serve sauce warm or chilled.

Expert Tips

Substitute 1 cup strawberries, cut in half, for 1 cup of the rhubarb. After simmering rhubarb, stir in strawberries; heat just to boiling.

Rhubarb varies in sweetness, so add sugar to taste.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (about 1/2 cup)
Calories
80
(
Calories from Fat
0),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
0mg
0%;
Total Carbohydrate
18g
18%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
17g
17%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.