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Microwave Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

 Microwave Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce
"I do a lot of cooking and baking in spring and early summer when the rhubarb is tender," writes Lorraine Guzek of Thief River Falls, Minnesota. "This tangy-sweet sauce is delicious over ice cream and so easy to make."
26 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups sliced fresh or frozen rhubarb, thawed
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, thawed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 drops red food coloring, optional

Directions

  • In a 2-qt. microwave-safe dish, combine the fruit, water and tapioca
  • Let stand for 5 minutes. Cover and microwave on high for 3-1/2
  • minutes. Stir; cook 2-1/2 minutes longer or until the rhubarb is
  • tender. Stir in the sugar. Cover and microwave for 1-2 minutes. Stir
  • in food coloring if desired. Serve warm or chilled. Yield: 4-1/2
  • cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 21 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein.