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Rhubarb Sauce

on May 26, 2015

The recipe for today is something very old-fashioned. I was not a big fan of this when I was younger (I definitely am now), but I know that my grandpas were BIG fans of Rhubarb Sauce. This is another one of those things that I imagine my grandmas made back during the Great Depression when you could grow plenty of rhubarb in the garden. It was a very inexpensive treat for entertaining. They didn’t always need to make dessert a big deal. This is just a simple, special treat that you only get in the spring when your rhubarb is fresh and plentiful. There are a million and one uses for this tart and delicious sauce. Here is a partial list.

You can put Rhubarb Sauce on:

vanilla pudding

vanilla ice cream

pound cake

angel food cake

shortcake (like strawberry, only rhubarb)

waffles

pancakes

iced tea

adult drinks

rice (ooooh – it would be so good on the creamy rice that Grandma used to make with milk – more on that at another time)

or even plain.

There was never a recipe for this. I remember Grandma and my mom just making it. No need for a recipe card. So again – I’ll just type it out here.

Here is the recipe as I made it:

Rhubarb Sauce

2 cups rhubarb, cut into 1/2 inch pieces

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup sugar (or to taste)

Cook in saucepan for about 10 minutes, until rhubarb is soft and “saucy”.

I have seen some recipes where they put in spices like nutmeg and cinnamon, but I really just like the pure taste of the rhubarb. You can also add more water if you don’t like it this thick. This can also be doubled.

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There it is, just 3 simple ingredients.

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This batch got a little thicker than I remember. Like my son said, “it really doesn’t look like it would be that delicious!”

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Put your base (vanilla pudding in this case) in a fancy bowl and top with the sauce.

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Easiest dessert ever. I really can’t believe how simple this is.

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This dessert is pretty inexpensive if you have the rhubarb – under $2.00 for 6 servings (I used a large box of vanilla pudding).

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Very pretty. Very easy. Very cheap. Very good.

 

 

 

 

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One response to “Rhubarb Sauce

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