Orange Rhubarb Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


about 2 cups

Updated: Oct. 13, 2022
This recipe is a fun combination of oranges and rhubarb that's sweetened with sugar and thickened with tapioca. It's shown here served over vanilla ice cream and a slice of pound cake. Pat Burnley - Lancaster, PA


  • 2 cups chopped fresh or frozen rhubarb
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon quick-cooking tapioca
  • 2 medium navel oranges, peeled and sectioned
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • Vanilla ice cream and/or pound cake


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the rhubarb, sugar, water and tapioca; let stand for 15 minutes. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 7 minutes or until rhubarb is tender. Stir in oranges; heat through. Serve with ice cream or pound cake.

Nutrition Facts

1/4 cup: 149 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.