I can't believe I didn't like this as a child! It cooks down to a sweet, tart, spicy sauce that can be eaten alone, mixed with oatmeal, served over ice cream, or to accompany pork. My daughter even spreads it on toast.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
30 mins
40 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

  • Place rhubarb in a casserole dish. Mix sugar, cinnamon, cloves, and salt together and sprinkle evenly over the rhubarb.

  • Cover and bake in the preheated oven until rhubarb is soft, 30 to 45 minutes. Remove from oven and stir vigorously to break down rhubarb into a sauce. Serve warm, chilled, or at room temperature.

Cook's Note:

Brown sugar can be substituted for the white sugar for a slightly different flavor.

Nutrition Facts

122 calories; protein 1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 30.4g 10% DV; fat 0.2g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 43.5mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
I am obsessed with rhubarb and what makes this different from other rhubarb sauces I've tried is the addition of the spices. Delicious! If you close your eyes, you almost think you’re eating cranberry sauce, because of the spices and tartness. This would be great on yogurt, or a nice complement to grilled pork. While I like the "set it and forget it" aspect of baking it, it would be easier and quicker to just simmer it in a pot on the stove for 15-20 minutes. Read More