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Easy Rhubarb Sauce

Celebrate spring with the sweet-tart taste of rhubarb in this simple sauce. I enjoy it on toast, English muffins and pancakes, but it’s equally decadent drizzled on pound cake or ice cream. —Jackie Hutshing, Sonoma, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    1-1/4 cups

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2-1/4 cups sliced fresh or frozen rhubarb
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Pound cake or vanilla ice cream

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil. Add rhubarb; cook and stir until rhubarb is tender and mixture is slightly thickened, 5-10 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in lemon zest and nutmeg.
  • Serve warm or chilled over pound cake or ice cream. Refrigerate leftovers.
Editor's Note
If using frozen rhubarb, measure rhubarb while still frozen, then thaw completely. Drain in a colander, but do not press liquid out.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup: 64 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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