Rhubarb is one of the most amazing treats during spring and early . The long stalks represent the family. However, in 1947 the U.S courts listed it as a because of its appearance as a . But that is not the point here. Rhubarb has a tart and tangy taste that makes it ideal for combining it with sweeter fruits, such as strawberries, and transforming it into cakes and pies. While everyone loves a good old gooey pie, there is always room for experiment. Enter rhubarb sauce! It is one of the easiest and quickest ways to modify a versatile dessert from the rhubarb stalk. Rhubarb sauce is easily customizable, delicious when spooned over yogurt, poured over ice , added to oatmeal, and the list can go on. Here’s how you can go from a rhubarb stalk to sauce in 30 minutes or less!
How to Make Homemade Rhubarb Sauce?
Transforming rhubarb stalks into a beautiful and creamyis a super fun kitchen activity. It is a delectable summer treat and makes for a lovely and delicious dessert. Follow the steps below for a mind-blowing treat.
- There are plenty of rhubarb varieties available – from bright pink to dark green. Although the color does not represent the flavor, you can easily use either of them as per your preference.
- Simmer the rhubarb with little water and sugar until it becomes soft. To add a punch, try apple juice or another besides water to make it interesting.
- Once the rhubarb is soft and the sauce is creamy, serve it as it is or use an immersion blender to make it into a puree.
Deliciously Tangy Rhubarb Sauce Recipe
- 4 cups chopped rhubarb frozen or fresh
- 1/2 cup of water
- 2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- 2 tbsp water
- In a medium saucepan, add rhubarb, 1/2 cup water, and granulated sugar. Let it simmer over a medium-high flame and then reduce to medium-low.
- Simmer for about five minutes until rhubarb is tender. With an immersion blender, puree it, or mash it with a potato masher if desired. Taste and check if additional sugar is required.
- Now, combine equal parts of water and cornstarch and stir into the hot sauce, whisking it continuously until it thickens. Continue adding cornstarch mixture until the sauce reaches the desired consistency.
- Serve it warm or refrigerate until chilled.
- Try different variations with strawberries, cherries, or blueberries.
- You can substitute frozen rhubarb for fresh rhubarb.
How to Use Rhubarb Sauce?
The most basic way to use a rhubarb stalk is as a condiment. You can use the sauce in the following ways:
- Ice cream topping
- Layered with for a yummy parfait
- Muffin fillings
- Serve as a dessert with cream
- As a spread for scones