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, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 0g 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 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 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 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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