Sunday, August 21, 2011

Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce



What is it about 2 lbs of rhubarb that makes me giddy? I love, love, LOVE strawberry rhubarb sauce, and it's hard to skip an opportunity to make it!



Many recipes out there use a lot of sugar in the sauce, some even have you add food coloring. Personally I think that adding food coloring to rhubarb sauce is silly, you get such a great color already from the strawberries!

Rhubarb Sauce Ingredients
  • 2lbs rhubarb, cleaned and chopped. (I use fresh)
  • 2lbs strawberries (frozen is fine.)
  • 0.5 cup sugar (to taste)
  • 1/2 c water
  • if you want it to thicken more, some


Instructions
  • wash rhubarb, cut stalks into 1 inch long pieces.
  • cut frozen strawberries in half (You don't really have to do this. If you cook the sauce long enough the strawberries will turn into sauce readily. I tend to just cut the really big ones )
  • Put into a pot with half a cup of water.
  • Bring to a simmer over low-mid heat (covered)

  • Cook until the rhubarb is tender (~30 min)
  • Add 1/2 cup raw agave nectar

  • to thicken, simmer uncovered and/or add a little corn starch


Let it cool enough until you can eat it. Enjoy!


Yum!

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