Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

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Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce is a delicious topping for a variety of desserts. Only a few minutes of chopping for prep work and a bit of time simmering on the stove will produce a thick, sweet sauce to drizzle on everything from ice cream to waffles.

Strawberry and rhubarb sauce in a bowl

It’s rhubarb season! If you have a gigantic rhubarb plant in your garden that you’re constantly needing to harvest, this recipe is for you.

We only have one rhubarb plant in our garden and I’m able to pull stalks from it every few days. It’s almost difficult to keep up with sometimes! It’s such a beautiful, productive plant and every garden should have one.

I like to have several rhubarb recipes up my sleeve so that my family doesn’t get tired of eating it so often during the summer months. Some of our favorites are Sourdough Rhubarb Cake, Rhubarb Crisp, and Oatmeal Rhubarb Crunch.

This Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce was one of the first ways I learned how to cook with rhubarb when we first moved here. Can you believe I had never even had rhubarb before?!

Not everyone enjoys this unique plant but we think it’s delicious and I really enjoy cooking with it. However, for those who aren’t sure, the addition of strawberries helps to sweeten the flavor just a bit. Feel free to adjust the amount of strawberries and rhubarb to suit your taste.

Before you know it, you’ll love the taste of rhubarb as well and will enjoy having it in your kitchen! This sauce is so simple to make and is a tasty topping for countless other foods.

Strawberries and rhubarb on a cutting board

Ingredients for Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

  • Strawberries-Freshly picked, local berries are always the best!
  • Rhubarb-Also freshly picked and local, try growing your own!
  • Honey-We use raw honey from our bees. This is a great recipe for using crystallized honey if you have some.
  • Water-You can use more or less depending on how thin or thick you prefer your sauce, but I have found 1/4 cup to be the perfect amount.

Tools You Will Need

  • Cutting board and knife
  • Measuring cup
  • Small saucepan

How to Make Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

Remove the stems from the strawberries and cut them into fourths.

Roughly chop the rhubarb into about 1/2 inch pieces.

The goal is to have 4 cups but feel free to change the measurements around! If you’re low on strawberries, only use 1 cup, and then use 3 cups of rhubarb. Or vise-versa. It’s up to you!

strawberries and rhubarb in a measuring cup

Dump the strawberries and rhubarb into the small saucepan.

Add the water and honey and turn the burner on medium-high.

strawberries and rhubarb in a saucepan with some honey

Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to medium-low. Stir occasionally and allow to simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the strawberries and rhubarb have fallen apart and the sauce begins to thicken just a little.

A saucepan with strawberries and rhubarb boiling

Remove from the heat and allow to cool for a few minutes before enjoying.

You can also make this earlier in the day and let it chill in the fridge until you’re ready to use it.

How to Serve Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

This sauce is so versatile and delicious, that you will find yourself toppings all sorts of treats with it! Serve it nice and warm or chilled, it’s up to you.

Here are just a few ideas for what to top with this tasty sauce:

vanilla ice cream with sauce on it

I’m sure you’ll come up with plenty of other delicious ways to use this sauce to top your favorite treats! Whether you serve it warm or cold, it will add color and flavor to your next dish.

Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

Print Recipe
Strawberry and rhubarb sauce in a bowl
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:30 minutes
Total Time:40 minutes


  • Cutting board and knife
  • Measuring cup
  • Saucepan


  • 2 cups Strawberries
  • 2 cups Rhubarb
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 1/4 cup Water


  • Chop rhubarb into small pieces, about 1/2 inch wide. Cut strawberry stems off and cut into fourths.
  • Add strawberries, rhubarb, honey, and water to the saucepan and cook over high heat until boiling.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 20 minutes or until sauce thickens and strawberries and rhubarb are falling apart.
  • Allow to cool and serve warm or refrigerate until chilled.
  • Serve over ice cream, waffles, crepes, pound cake, or another favorite treat!


Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Lisa Harlow
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  1. I finally got brave enough to try rhubarb this year and now I’m hooked! Pairing it with strawberries is so delicious. Excited to try out this recipe along with your others.

  2. I was just saying to myself that I need to try rhubarb! This is yet another reason why I need to get some.

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