Stewed Rhubarb Sauce Recipe

How to Stew Rhubarb
Using Fresh OR Frozen Rhubarb

Stewed Rhubarb is very versatile and so easy to make!

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Stewed Rhubarb makes a sauce that can be used for a dessert sauce to top ice cream, pudding or cake, as a side dish for any meal.

It can also be used as an ingredient for a baking recipe to make a rhubarb loaf, a rhubarb smoothie, a milkshake or to make a yummy and healthy yogurt parfait!

Most Common /Best Rhubarb Recipe Made with Fresh OR Frozen Rhubarb - Rhubarb Stew SauceMy Favorite Rhubarb Recipe Using Fresh or Frozen Rhubarb

I use this amazing rhubarb stew as a sauce for all of these types of recipes resulting in many accolades from the family!

You can make this recipe using fresh or frozen rhubarb.

In fact, this is the rhubarb recipe I make most often!

I make this rhubarb recipe (scroll down for the recipe) over and over again, all year, and we never tire of it! ... In fact, I have been making this recipe for more than 35 years!

Rhubarb is a sauce that can be used on ice cream, puddings, cheesecakes, short cakes, pound cakes, waffles, crepes, and more! Remember, rhubarb is a nutritious vegetable!

It is a great side for any meal menu too!

Refrigerated, stewed rhubarb will keep for at least a week!

You can also freeze it (in a single bowl, or in small one-serving size containers) for up to one year.

I like to some in single serving size containers, and take them out as desired for the lunches ;)

Try the stewed rhubarb recipe below, and scroll down for links to recipes for different variations for making delicious cooked rhubarb!

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The first rhubarb harvest of the season often yields the reddest rhubarb, and, the subsequent harvests will often yield less red rhubarb.

For this reason I almost always add raspberry or strawberry flavoured gelatin to my rhubarb sauce, (for example, "Jello" brand), after it has been stewed and removed from the heat.

It is added just after the sugar has been added.

Adding the gelatin is a great idea, intensifying the flavour, consistency and the texture of the rhubarb, making it ever so suitable for a topping, or on its own as a side dish!

My Lovely Mother taught me this, (besides all my other cooking and baking smarts :) ~~Thanks MOM!  

Recipe for Stewed Rhubarb

Stewing Rhubarb How to Stew Rhubarb

You don't have 8 cups of rhubarb to make this recipe?

No Problem, just adjust the recipe using 1 to 7 cups of chopped rhubarb ... make just a small batch if you prefer ... simply adjust the sugar and the gelatin /"jello" crystals and water accordingly ... an approximate is what I do ;) ... it does not have to be exact measurements to make this yummy rhubarb sauce!


8 cups rhubarb, fresh or frozen rhubarb
1/2 cup water (can adjust as desired)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 pkg. (85 gr) flavored raspberry or strawberry gelatin (For example: "Jello"), Optional

Prepared Rhubarb Stewed / Sauce


Cook the rhubarb in a pan, covered, over medium heat till it comes to a boil.

Turn heat down to low, and allow rhubarb to simmer for about 20 minutes, or until rhubarb is tender, stirring occasionally.

Remove rhubarb from heat, and add the sugar, stirring until the sugar is completely dissolved.

Add the package of flavoured gelatin (optional), and stir until completely dissolved.

Allow to cool and then keep in refrigerator.

Makes approximately 8 cups of scrumptious stewed rhubarb! 

See Also: Amazing Stewed Rhubarb Orange Tapioca

You can make all kinds of variations to Basic Rhubarb Sauce, such as Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce, and many others.

For a listing of other Rhubarb Sauces:

GO to More Rhubarb SAUCE/SYRUP Recipes

Did you Know?

In addition to making stewed rhubarb or rhubarb sauce on the stove-top, you can also use the microwave or the crockpot (slow cooker).

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Is your rhubarb greener than you would like it to be?

GO to RED RHUBARB - How to Make Green Rhubarb into Red Rhubarb

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