Easy Rhubarb Dessert Sauce

Rhubarb Sauce
Rhubarb Sauce. Cultura RM/BRETT STEVENS/Getty Images
  • 20 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 3 Cups (12 servings)

Spoon this sweet rhubarb sauce over pancakes or waffles, or use it as an ice cream sauce.

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound rhubarb (sliced)
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar (use less if rhubarb is relatively sweet)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Optional: 4 drops red food coloring

How to Make It

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the rhubarb with about 1/2 inch of water.
  2. Add sugar; bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, or until rhubarb is tender. Stir occasionally and add more water if necessary.
  3. Spoon into blender container; blend until mixture is smooth.
  4. Add cornstarch and a few drops of red food coloring, or until the desired color is reached.
  5. Return rhubarb sauce mixture to the saucepan and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until thickened.
  1. Serve the sauce over pancakes, bread pudding, pound cake, or ice cream.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 48
Total Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Unsaturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 3 mg
Carbohydrates 5 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 1 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)