Strawberry-Rhubarb Applesauce Recipe

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The slightly sweet, slightly tart flavors of fresh rhubarb, strawberries—and a hint of citrus—shine through in every bite of this springtime spin on traditional applesauce.—Samantha Shupe, Ogden, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 4 large Golden Delicious apples, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups sliced fresh or frozen rhubarb
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons grated orange peel

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 115 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Combine apples and water in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the rhubarb, strawberries, orange juice, sugar and orange peel.
  2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12-16 minutes or until desired consistency. Yield: 4 cups.
Editor's Note: If using frozen rhubarb, measure rhubarb while still frozen, then thaw completely. Drain in a colander, but do not press liquid out.
Originally published as Strawberry-Rhubarb Applesauce in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2010, p158

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