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Sweetly Stewed Rhubarb Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Sweetly Stewed Rhubarb

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"Reward your tastebuds and use up your rhubarb with this delicious, unique dessert. Serve alone or with ice cream and/or whipped cream. "

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Original recipe makes 24 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Place the rhubarb in a large pot and fill with enough water so that it is almost covered. Bring to a boil, then simmer over medium heat until starting to fall apart, about 20 minutes. Stir occasionally. Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar and cinnamon until sugar has dissolved. Serve hot or cold.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 27, 2008

Thanks for the recipe technique - I added my own stuff which made it a 5 star in my humble opinion :) If anyone's interested, I boiled about 10 very large stalks of rhubarb in enough water to well cover them, for about 18 minutes (they were old so they were soft after 10). I then added a small package of chopped up strawberries and a package of blueberries. I used about 1.5 cups of white sugar, 3 Tbsp. of vanilla extract, and to thicken at the end cornstarch (mixed with water first to avoid clumping). The smell in the house was divine and this'll go great over ice cream as a compote. Thanks again! Wasn't sure how to cook rhubarb or with how much sugar.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 12, 2012

One quarter to one half cup of water, cover and simmer, suffices to draw all the water from the fruit into the pan that you need. Otherwise, you end up with a nice rhubarb BEVERAGE.


23 Ratings

Jul 02, 2009

Is equally delicious using splenda instead of sugar :)

Jun 12, 2009

I always start with less sugar and then add if necessary, as it always seems to vary depending on the tartness of the rhubarb (or on my sweet tooth that particular day). This is something that was always a special treat my grandmother made for us and remains so to this day. I often add a little vanilla, as that was what grandma did. Although this can be eaten just as is, or served over ice cream...the way grandma served it (and the way we eat it most often) is stirred into plain yogurt...in those days there were no flavored yogurts and so this was a special treat to make plain yogurt good. Now we just eat it with plain yogurt because it is just plain good that way!! Try it...way better than any fruit flavored yogurt you'll get in a store! (although I suspect you shouldn't compare calories;)

May 31, 2008

Very good taste to this recipe. I only used 2 cups of sugar and it was sweetened perfectly.

Jul 06, 2009

One of the wonderful things about spring is fresh rhubarb, and I have been stewing it for a long time. I have never added cinnamon or fresh cut-up strawberries (as one of the other reviewers suggested) and I thought both added to the flavour. To save time, I cook the rhubarb (about 3 cups) in the microwave, in a high-sided dish with a lid. To the diced rhubarb, I add just enough water to cover the bottom, cover, and cook until the rhubarb is soft (usually less then 5 minutes), then I add the sugar to taste (and this time, I put in strawberries and cinnamon as well).

May 04, 2008

Excellent, just like my father used to make for me 40 years ago. Delicious over a good quality vanilla ice cream. Thanks for sharing!

Jun 12, 2009

HA! So interesting that last reviewer suggested using kitchen shears/scissors for cutting the rhubarb - I just discovered this trick tonight and it worked GREAT (and quick!). My rhubarb is stewing as I type and I was scrolling for a recipe for the remaining rhubarb when I stumbled on this one. My recipe is the same, except I vary it. Tonight I omitted the cinnamon and added fresh grated orange rind and juice...delightful with homemade toast in the morning!


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  • Calories
  • 108 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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