Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Easy Microwave Rhubarb Sauce

Only two of the five rhubarb plants back of the house survived the years.  Our household is split when it comes to eating likes things tart, the other likes things sweet.  This Simple Microwave Sauce is how we are able to satisfy the one of us and spare the other.

2 cups rhubarb stems, chopped into 1-inch pieces
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white sugar, OR 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
Red food coloring (optional)
Dash of cinnamon (optional)

1.  Put the chopped rhubarb and salt together in a glass baking dish.  Cover and microwave for 2 minutes.  Take out and stir.

2.  Add the brown OR white sugar.  Stir.  Cover again.  Microwave for two more minutes and then take out.  Stir it once more.

3.  Cover the dish.  Microwave for 2 more minutes to finish your rhubarb sauce.  Add a dash of cinnamon and stir, if desired.  If you'd prefer this sauce to be red, just add a few drops of red food coloring and stir.

4.  Serve warm over ice cream, on toast, muffins, waffles, cakes, and even on pork chops.