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Slow Cooked Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce Recipe

Slow Cooked Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce Recipe

In Harkers Island, North Carolina, Judith Waxman prepares a tart and tangy fruit sauce that's excellent over pound cake or ice cream. "I've served this rosy-colored mixture many times and gotten rave reviews from friends and family," she assures.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 cups chopped rhubarb (1/2-inch pieces)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
  • 1/2 cup white grape juice
  • 2 cups halved unsweetened strawberries
  • Angel food cake, pound cake or vanilla ice cream

Directions

  • 1. Place rhubarb in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Combine sugar, orange peel and ginger; sprinkle over rhubarb. Add cinnamon stick and grape juice. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until rhubarb is tender.
  • 2. Stir in strawberries; cook 1 hour longer. Discard cinnamon stick. Serve with cake or ice cream. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One 1/2-cup serving (calculated without cake or ice cream) equals 115 calories, trace fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fruit.