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Orange Rhubarb Sauce

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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    about 2 cups


  • 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


  • 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.

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  • tkarinas
    Apr 7, 2010

    Orange rhubarb sauce is very good and one we'd make any time we could. The only part to leave out would be the tapioca, as some of my family is allergic to it. Other than that, it's delicious and definitely a keeper.