Posted by: marthabernie | February 4, 2015

Rhubarb Side Dish

My mother always canned or froze fresh rhubarb so that she had some in the fall for the Thanksgiving cooking.  She often made rhubarb pies, but she also used this recipe as a side dish or as a change from cranberries for the Thanksgiving turkey.  Rhubarb will soon be in season again!


2 pounds rhubarb, cut into 2 inch pieces.

1 cup sugar

2 cups canned applesauce

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Combine rhubarb with sugar and apple sauce.  Place in a 2 quart baking dish.  Sprinkle with cinnamon.  Cover and bake in 350 degree F oven for 20 minutes.  Stir and continue to bake for another 15 minutes or until rhubarb is tender.  Chill.  Makes 4 to 6 servings.

NOTE:  I have made this and added thinly sliced apples to it, about one cup.



  1. I love these home baked things 🙂


  2. No. My grandmother always made stewed rhubarb. I have nightmares about it. 😉


  3. My mom used to make rhubarb pies. I’ll need to try this mouthwatering recipe! 🙂 ♥ ❤


    • My grandmother grew her own rhubarb and my father did as well for a few years. It’s an acquired taste, I think, but I always got tired of it in a hurry as a child when it was in season. Got to Ireland in early April a few years ago and it apparently had just started to be in season there…everywhere I went I was served rhubarb pie or rhubarb crumble for dessert!

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      • Rhubarb is an acquired taste, for sure! I never touched the stuff as a kid, aside from dipping a fresh stalk of it in sugar. Then I grew up to love it, and now all this talk of rhubarb has me wishing I had some of mom’s rhubarb pie … lol 🙂 ♥ ❤


      • Yeah, it’s funny what time and reminiscence does to us…lolo!

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