Slow Cooker Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce Recipe
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Slow Cooker Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce Recipe

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A neighbor shared the recipe for this wonderful fruit sauce with me. It's a great way to use up a bumper crop of rhubarb. We like it over ice cream, pancakes and even fresh, hot biscuits. —Nancy Cowlishaw, Boise, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4-1/4 hours
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4-1/4 hours
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 6 cups sliced fresh or frozen rhubarb, thawed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 3 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, halved
  • Vanilla ice cream

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 60 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit.


  1. Place the rhubarb, sugar, juice, cinnamon sticks, orange peel and ginger in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until rhubarb is tender.
  2. Stir in strawberries; cover and cook 15 minutes longer or until heated through. Discard cinnamon sticks. Serve with ice cream. Yield: 4-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2008, p94

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LonnieCherie User ID: 7096576 176736
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2013

"Great way to make rhubarb sauce which is a favorite at family gatherings.No scorching! A 1/2 gallon of ice cream or an angel food cake are our favorite ways to enjoy this summer treat!"

martinkathy User ID: 1478534 163436
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2012

"I make it every now & then..with a few various differences. fast cook it ,takes about 10 minutes..then run it thru Blender.. This gives you a smooth Sauce---if to thiin add a pkg of strawberry JELLO andit will thjicken nicely...want a slight difference adda different fruit/Jello. also use it hot on waffles or hot cakes."

phyllishoverson User ID: 3591500 175011
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2011

"This is great for not only ice cream, was used on waffles and as sauce on cake to....even great gift for friends and family. I would not recommend changing a thing."

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