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Ginger Rhubarb Sauce

Ginger Rhubarb Sauce

I picked a big bunch of rhubarb when I went to visit my mom on Mother’s Day. She has these two huge rhubarb plants that always yield way more than you could ever eat. You can eat rhubarb to your heart’s content and still have more. The funny thing is even as much as I took, it didn’t even begin to thin out the plants.

Anyway, I decided yesterday I was going to cook my rhubarb … I chopped it ALL up and put it in a BIG bowl, looked on the Internet for some ideas, and then I started playing … the first thing I made was Royal Rhubarb Crisp, my very favorite thing that Mom used to make for us when we were kids. Then I made this sauce with intent to turn it into a rhubarb slushie, but my experiments went a different direction. This is a really versatile sauce … You can eat it like applesauce or use it in baking or make a glaze for a cake with it …  you can even put it in salad dressing! It’s not very sweet, though, so if you want it sweeter, add some sugar or honey or agave or whatever sweetness you use in your kitchen. I may try making a cocktail with it too … we’ll see if there’s any left for that!

Rhubarb from Mom's Garden

Ginger Rhubarb Sauce

  • 3 cups rhubarb
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 5 thin slices fresh ginger root
  • 1/4 cup orange juice concentrate
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla

Put all ingredients in a saucepan and cook over medium heat for about 10 – 15 minutes or until the rhubarb is tender. Pull out the ginger slices. Puree the sauce in a blender (or just use it as is). I blended mine up till smooth.

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5 responses

  1. Thank you for this new idea of how to use rhubarb. I too have way more rhubarb than I can use! I also make a Victoria Sauce whichnis fantastic on grilled meats!

    May 21, 2012 at 7:50 am

    • Ann

      Nancy, I’d love to see your recipe for Victoria Sauce … that sounds wonderful!

      May 21, 2012 at 8:04 am

  2. great idea about the salad dressing – I’ll try that out soon!

    May 21, 2012 at 8:01 am

    • Ann

      Send me your recipe when you do! I would love to see it :)

      May 21, 2012 at 8:05 am

  3. Pingback: Ginger Rhubarb Rum Cake « Sumptuous Spoonfuls

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