Rhubarb Rumble Recipe

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"I first tried this fruity, refreshing dessert at a potluck and loved it," recalls Charla Sackmann of Glidden, Iowa. "Only after requesting the recipe did I learn it was sugar-free."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3 cups chopped rhubarb
  • 1 package (.3 ounce) sugar-free strawberry gelatin
  • 1-1/2 cups cold skim milk
  • 1 package (1 ounce) instant sugar-free vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 reduced-fat graham cracker crust (8 inches)

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 134 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.


  1. Place rhubarb in a microwave-safe bowl; cover and microwave on high for 6-8 minutes or until rhubarb is softened, stirring every 2 minutes. Stir in gelatin until dissolved; cool completely.
  2. In a bowl, combine milk and pudding mix; beat on low speed for 2 minutes. Fold into rhubarb mixture. Spoon into crust. Cover and refrigerate until firm. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Rhubarb Rumble in Taste of Home April/May 1999, p17

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vazz User ID: 7784057 70624
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2014

"try it almost frozen. its great"

grammiegreat User ID: 5914894 203058
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2011

"We love this dessert and have shared it with friends and family. This year I didn't have strawberry jello or vanilla pudding so I used raspberry jello and lemon pudding. Delicious!!!"

jgfan User ID: 48477 51860
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2009

" The sweetness comes from the jello and pudding mix. Sounds yummy, can't wait to try it."

ArdathEffa User ID: 816009 28845
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2009

"I can't imagine a dessert with rhubarb and no sugar. Must be very sour. - Ardath Effa"

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