A simple recipe that tastes great as a topping on vanilla ice cream or pancakes.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
5 cups
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine sugar, orange juice, cornstarch, and vanilla in a large sauce pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Add strawberries and rhubarb; reduce heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and mash the cooked berries with a fork. Stir in food coloring, if using. Serve warm or cold.

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Nutrition Facts

44 calories; protein 0.3g 1% DV; carbohydrates 10.8g 4% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterolmg; sodium 0.7mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (73)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2010
Oh man, this recipe is amazing and is nothing like the rhubarb sauce I grew up with. There is so much added flavor with the OJ and vanilla extract. Any combination of berries would work with this "base" recipe. Thanks so much for sharing! Read More
(47)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/30/2016
The orange juice and vanilla made it taste strange. Read More
89 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 76
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2010
Oh man, this recipe is amazing and is nothing like the rhubarb sauce I grew up with. There is so much added flavor with the OJ and vanilla extract. Any combination of berries would work with this "base" recipe. Thanks so much for sharing! Read More
(47)
Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2010
I was looking for a recipe for just rhubarb sauce but was unimpressed with the ones on this site. I used this recipe but used 4 cups rhubarb and no strawberries. Still used the 2/3 cups sugar, maybe a little more because of the extra tartness, and I didn't have plain orange juice so I used one of my kids fruit & veggie raspberry orange drinking boxes. It tasted AMAZING and snuck a few more nutrients in there too! I also blended mine after it was cooked and cooled because we like a smoother sauce. In my opinion the juice and the vanilla make this sauce as good as it is! Don't use those recipes that are just fruit and sugar. AWESOME recipe!! Read More
(37)
Rating: 4 stars
06/25/2012
No question this is delicious but I still have to say I would have liked it even better without the vanilla which I found an unnecessary distraction - and almost a "cover-up" if you will. As I do with all my strawberry-rhubarb desserts I used equal amounts of each. In consideration of the extra rhubarb I added just a tad more sugar to allow for its tartness. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2010
This sauce is delicious and easy to make. I used frozen rhubarb because there was no fresh available yet and thus had to cook it a little longer. Mashed it with a potato masher and it was great. I didn't use any food colouring and it still looked beautiful in my pink depression glass pitcher and on the vanilla ice cream. Thanks! Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2011
Excellent recipe - very easy fast...and delicious. I'm making up multiple batches putting it in the freezer jelly containers and freezing. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2009
Absolutely fabulous. I made it to go on top of a no-bake cheesecake I was throwing together. I didnt use food coloring but I dont really think it needed it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2009
Mmm this was delicious! I didn't have red food coloring so it didn't look as pretty but tasted great. Thanks! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2010
This is the first time I've used Rhubarb and I'm really happy I picked this recipe to try it in. I thought the sauce was absolutely delicious & so did my husband & 10 yr. old daughter my 6 & 4 yr. olds liked it but complained they didn't like the rhubarb pieces....they always find something to complain about though so next time I'll chop the rhubard instead of slicing it so the picky ones won't even notice it. Excellent recipe!! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2011
Delicious! My husband's grandmother used to make a strawberry-rhubarb sauce but no one could find the recipe. I made this last night with rhubarb from our garden and he said it was spot on! I will definitely be making this again! Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
08/30/2016
The orange juice and vanilla made it taste strange. Read More