Chunky Rhubarb Applesauce Recipe
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Chunky Rhubarb Applesauce Recipe

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Our backyard was filled with rhubarb when I was growing up in Illinois, and my mom would always add some to her applesauce. We liked ours tart, but you can adjust the sugar to your taste and depending on the tartness of your apples. This applesauce isn't my only memory of rhubarb...I still remember us kids eating it raw - after we sprinkled it liberally with salt!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 pound rhubarb, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 2 pounds tart apples, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1/2 to 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 58 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.


  1. Place rhubarb, apples and sugar to taste in a large saucepan. Cover and simmer until fruit is tender, about 40 minutes.
  2. Stir in cinnamon and nutmeg. Serve warm or cold. Yield: 4 cups.
Originally published as Chunky Rhubarb Applesauce in Country Extra May 1993, p51

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shortbreadlover User ID: 960739 264820
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2017

"really7 a good change of pace from regular apple sauce. i used it in a an applesauce cake recipe and it was so good"

nataliepooh User ID: 1727 12576
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2012

"This was so delicious! Hubby said it was the best applesauce ever. I used frozen rhubarb. Mine didn't come out nice and chunky like the picture, and I stopped cooking it after 30 minutes."

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