Sweet ‘n’ tangy and loaded with a triple-whammy of berries and lots of fresh rhubarb, this summery berry sauce is amazing over pancakes, waffles, and even ice cream!
Friends, summer starts……RIGHT now!! Because when I pick the first harvest of rhubarb out of the garden and whip up the first batch of rhubarb sauce of the year, you know summer is officially here.
Up until now, it hasn’t even been summer. That string of 90-degree days last week? Not summer because I still hadn’t picked the rhubarb yet.
Now that the rhubarb is picked and the sauce has been made a total of 3 times and a ‘countin’ we can make things official by breaking out the margaritas and um, watermelon kegs (!!!) to celebrate the lazy summer days that are now upon us.
Tomorrow is Friday, just in case you forgot.
And P.S.? Um that whole summer solstice thing? It LIES! Summer comes when it wanna comes. Or in my case, it comes when the rhubarb is finally ready to be used in all the things.
Oh, AND when I get my first watermelon, but I’m waaaaay ahead of the game on that one already. I think yesterday marked my 6th watermelon bought so far. Yiiikes.
So let’s discuss my new favorite condiment on the planet. Yep, I’m totally giving ketchup and mustard the shove because triple-berry rhubarb sauce is just where I’m putting my love and devotion right now.
Triple-Berry Rhubarb Sauce
- 4 cups fresh rhubarb diced
- 1 cup fresh strawberries sliced
- 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
- 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Waffles pancakes or ice cream for serving.
- Place all ingredients in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until fruit starts to break down. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and let sauce simmer 15-20 minutes or until thickened and fruit is completely broken down.
- Serve sauce warm or cold with waffles, pancakes or a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
This 3-Ingredient Fresh Strawberry Sauce is yet another awesome way to use up those berries!
Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg says
Oh my! I’m freaking out about how good this looks. It would be absolutely perfect on pancakes or waffles. Thank you for sharing.
Thanks Erin! This sauce just hits the spot on pretty much everything! 😉
This sauce over vanilla ice cream….that just feels like my future.
YES! It needs to be everybody’s future!!
This sauce looks great Sarah! Love the flavors! Pinned to try it!
Thanks for pinning, Mira! Happy Friday.
Jen | Baked by an Introvert says
Oh my, Sarah! This sauce sounds divine! So summery and fruity! Love it!
Thanks so much Jen!
Amanda Brooks says
This sauce looks amazing! I would put it on everything! I love the idea of putting it on ice cream 🙂 I wish I had a bowl right now haha
Thanks Amanda! Trust me, you’ve definitely gonna want it on pretty much everything! 😀
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
I just love rhubarb. Gets such a great flavor when it is cooked down. This sauce looks amazing! Looks like I’m going to need to bust out the waffle maker so I can top some waffles with them : )
YES. You make the waffles, I’ll bring the sauce! LOL. 🙂 Have a great weekend, Nat!
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says
Oh my goodness, this sauce is so gorgeous! I just want to dive in and take a swim or better yet just drink up every last drop. This would not last long at my house at all. Love how quickly it comes together too!
Swimming in this sauce = GENIUS. I’m totally in! 😉 Thanks Kelly!
Medha @ Whisk & Shout says
This looks awesome and I’d love it on ANY breakfast or brunch food 🙂
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
Sarah, this sauce looks incredible! love anything with rhubarb in it, so this is just perfect for me. I think I could just eat this by the spoonful, it looks so good!
By the spoonful = inevitable. This sauce is just too darn good! 😉 Thanks Gayle!
Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat says
I will say, that is definitely a food bloggers way to tell seasons of the year- through fruits and vegetables! I am in love with rhubarb and am so disappointed I didn’t discover it sooner! I feel like so many people don’t know how wonderful it is. This sauce is a great way to share it with everyone!
Right?? I feel the same way! Rhubarb really is so under appreciated!
Rachel @ Bakerita says
My newfound rhubabrb obsession would make me put this sauce on EVERYTHING!! Looks so good! Pinned 🙂
Thanks girly! Hope you’re having an awesome weekend!
Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says
I could drink that triple berry rhubarb sauce! boy do you have a way with photos! LOVE this! gimme all the rhubarb!
Awww! Girl, you are totally the suh-weeeeeetest! Thanks for all the rhubarb love!
Oh how I love rhubarb season! This sauce looks just magical! I feel like I would put it on everythinggg. Happy weekend Sarah!!
Thanks Ashley! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend too, friend!
Anthony | MyInflatablePoly.com says
Yum, what a great thing to make for gifts, looks amazing!
Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later! says
Confession: I have never cooked or made anything with rhubarb before. Crazy I know! I have eaten it though, and this sounds super yummy!
You definitely need to get your hands on some fresh rhubarb so you can change that, Amber! 😉
Yah for summer!! And rhubarb!! And watermelon! I’ve only bought 1/2 a watermelon so far, haha, I guess I need to get on that! This sauce sounds awesome! I could see myself putting it on cake and ice cream too 🙂
Thanks Izzy! Oh my gosh, I SO want to try this sauce on angel food cake now! I can’t even imagine….
Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen says
This sauce looks delicious and AWESOME!
Thanks so much Anu!!
Glenda Dopking says
This is absolutely the best sauce EVER! Rhubarb is great for diabetics and I bought every stalk I could last year at the Farmer’s Market just to make this, it was late in the rhubarb season. I just scored as much as I could get from my sister’s plant and from her friends – yea me, I got SO MUCH! They will each be getting at least a jar as a grateful thank you. My sister got one for Christmas last year. I processed it in a canner last year for 15 or 20 minutes and just opened a jar and it is terrific. Thank you for sharing such a delicious recipe that contains so very little sugar. I like when you can taste the fruit.
Thank you for the great feedback, Glenda! I’m thrilled to hear that this sauce is a new favorite for you!
Glenda Dopking says
It is even great just on toast.