Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

A versatile sauce that works equally well for breakfast or dessert

Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

Easy, yummy & versatile!

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Rhubarb is a tart vegetable (even though we treat it like a fruit) and is often considered one of the first harbingers of spring…. Growing up my Great-Grandfather grew tons of rhubarb and gave it all to my mother who turned it into the most amazing Strawberry Rhubarb PieRhubarb Coffee Cake, and Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce among other yummy treats.

Strawberry Rhubarb sauce is really easy to make and has so many uses.  My mom and I like it plain as is for dessert.  My Grandmother used to eat it plain for breakfast.  Other times, we’ve served it over vanilla ice cream.  It is equally yummy served with yogurt or vanilla chia pudding.   So make a batch and see how you like it…. the possibilities are endless!


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Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

Recipe from my Mom, it's adapted from the 1963 Good Housekeeping Cook Book... so it's an oldie but a goodie! Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce is delicious as is or served with yogurt or chia pudding for breakfast, over vanilla ice cream for dessert or any number of possibilities!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family


  • 1 1/2 lbs rhubarb or approximately 4 1/2 cups washed & cut into 1 - 2 " pieices
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar I used organic cane sugar but I bet it would be good with coconut sugar
  • 1 pt. strawberries or Approximately 2 cups washed & halved. (I used only 1 cup strawberries because I love rhubarb, so adjust to taste)
  • Corn starch as need to thicken. I didn't need to add this time but have added a 1 tbsp or so as needed.


  • In saucepan, combine first 4 ingredients & simmer for 10 min or until tender, stirring gently periodically.
  • Add strawberries and continue to simmer over low-medium heat, stirring gently a few times, until turns rhubarb and strawberries tender and combine into a sauce, about 10 minutes
  • Add corn starch as desired to thicken
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