Homemade Rhubarb Sauce is perfect served over ice cream!
Have you ever had rhubarb sauce? It’s like no other sauce I’ve ever had. It’s tart, yet sweet.
It can be used on pancakes instead of syrup, drizzled over vanilla ice cream, or even used like jam on toast. It so delicious and very easy to make!
What is rhubarb sauce?
Rhubarb sauce is made by cooking fresh rhubarb along with sugar and fresh orange juice and orange peel.
How do I use this sauce?
- Spoon over vanilla ice cream
- Use in place of syrup on pancakes or waffles
- Spoon over a bowl of oatmeal
- Use like jam on a toasted English muffin.
Rhubarb is one of my favorites. It is a perennial that just seems to get bigger year after year without having to give it much care. The first green buds can be seen as soon as the snow melts.
By mid April (in my area) the stalks are ready for harvesting! That makes it the first harvest of the year for us. Rhubarb stalks are tart. When I was a kid, I loved just eating a stalk of rhubarb by itself. I loved the tart taste. Maybe it’s like kids eating Sour Patch Kids today….hmmm but mine was a much healthier choice, I’m sure!
This rhubarb sauce is super simple to make. It only needs 4 ingredients. You throw them all together and boil until it’s a soft jam like consistency.
It’s delicious eaten right away, but it’s even better if you give it a chance to chill in the fridge. It doesn’t get much easier than this recipe, and yet no one will know how easy it was.
Just think how you can “Wow!” all your guests with just this simple sauce! You’ve got to try this rhubarb sauce! This delicious sauce can be made with fresh or frozen rhubarb.
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- 3 Cups chopped rhubarb
- 1/2 Cup sugar
- Zest from one orange
- Juice from one orange
- Put everything together in a sauce pan.
- Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer.
- Simmer 15-20 minutes until all rhubarb chunks have disappeared. The sauce will be the consistency of apple sauce or jam.
- Place into a covered container and refrigerate.