This versatile sauce brings a sunny new taste to pound cake, ice cream and bread pudding. I wouldn't be without it! As a mother of two, I don't have time for long, tricky recipes - this one fits my lifestyle.
-Mary Pittman, Shawnee, Kansas
Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home
2-1/2 cups chopped fresh or frozen rhubarb (1-inch pieces)
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sliced fresh or frozen unsweetened strawberries
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 to 4 drops red food coloring, optional
Pound or angel food cake
In a saucepan, combine rhubarb, water, sugar, lemon zest and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat until rhubarb is soft, about 10-15 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in strawberries, lemon juice and cinnamon. If desired, add food coloring. Cool. Serve over cake.
If using frozen rhubarb, measure rhubarb while still frozen, then thaw completely. Drain in a colander, but do not press liquid out.