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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 serving (1/2 cup) equals 86 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 60 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace 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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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"

Reviewed Jun. 9, 2011

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

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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