Easy Rhubarb Dessert Sauce

Rhubarb Sauce
Rhubarb Sauce. Cultura RM/BRETT STEVENS/Getty Images
  • Total: 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.


  • 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

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the rhubarb with about 1/2 inch of water.

  3. 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.

  4. Spoon into blender container; blend until mixture is smooth.

  5. Add cornstarch and a few drops of red food coloring, or until the desired color is reached.

  6. Return rhubarb sauce mixture to the saucepan and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until thickened.

  7. Serve the sauce over pancakes, bread pudding, pound cake, or ice cream.

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