Slow-Cooker Rhubarb Strawberry Sauce

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4-1/2 hours


5 cups

Updated: Jul. 25, 2023
We recently started growing our own rhubarb, and we live in a part of Oregon where strawberries are plentiful. I created this to drizzle over ice cream and filled a crisp with the rest. —Kim Banick, Salem, Oregon
Slow-Cooker Rhubarb Strawberry Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 cups sliced fresh or frozen rhubarb, thawed (about 10 stalks)
  • 4 cups fresh strawberries (about 1-1/4 pounds), halved
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • Vanilla ice cream


  1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 6 ingredients. Cook, covered, on low 4-5 hours or until rhubarb is tender.
  2. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and cold water until smooth; gradually stir into sauce. Cook, covered, on low 30 minutes longer or until thickened. Serve with ice cream.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup sauce: 188 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 27mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.