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Rhubarb Sauce Recipe

Rhubarb Sauce Recipe

Five ingredients are all you need for this lip-smacking sauce that's ideal over reduced-fat ice cream. "We even like it warm over biscuits with a dash of cinnamon and a dollop of whipped cream," writes Evelyn Gebhardt from Kasilof, Alaska.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:5 servings


  • 3 cups sliced fresh or frozen rhubarb
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Reduced-fat no-sugar-added vanilla ice cream


  • 1. In a saucepan, combine the rhubarb, sugar substitute, water and nutmeg. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 6-8 minutes or until rhubarb is tender. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Serve warm or cold over ice cream. Yield: 5 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Splenda no-calorie sweetener.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup sauce (calculated without ice cream) equals 26 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1/2 fruit.