Microwave Rhubarb Sauce Recipe
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Microwave Rhubarb Sauce Recipe

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This sweet sauce is scrumptious served over ice cream. My sister shared the quick and easy recipe with me.—Carol Gode, Lamberton, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6-9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6-9 servings


  • 3 cups diced fresh or frozen rhubarb, thawed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cook-and-serve vanilla pudding mix
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 86 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 60mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the rhubarb, water and sugar. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 6-8 minutes or until rhubarb is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in pudding mix until blended; cook for 30-90 seconds or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Serve over ice cream if desired. Yield: 6-9 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Microwave Rhubarb Sauce in Country Woman March/April 2002, p35

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johncallum User ID: 8422989 228287
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2015

"I followed the recipe exactly. The result was very good,however next time I would use a little more water or a little less vanilla instant pudding mix"

mcsbfsb User ID: 2529117 83609
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2011

"I mixed Strawberries and Rhubarb and cooked on stove with pudding! good on biscuits!!!"

lafleur User ID: 2115534 34449
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2010

"Cooked on the stove, rather than nuking. Very east, very good. Cut down on the water if you want a little thicker sauce."

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