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stewed rhubarb

Stewed Rhubarb

Stewed rhubarb is a simple and delicious way to prepare rhubarb! Try this quick and easy rhubarb recipe with your favorite sweet breakfasts or desserts.
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword rhubarb recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 cup stewed rhubarb, approx
Calories 159kcal
Author Em Beitel


  • 2 cups rhubarb diced, approx 8oz
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 pinch cinnamon (optional)


  • Slice the rhubarb into chunks. 
  • Put the rhubarb in a saucepan and add the sugar, orange juice and water (and cinnamon, if using).
  • Bring to a boil then simmer for around 5-10 minutes until it is tender and starting to fall apart - the rhubarb should still just hold its shape.
  • Allow to cool then use or store.



You can make more or less as needed and depending on how much rhubarb you have.
You may want to add a little more sugar if your rhubarb is more tart.
If you like, you can also serve stewed rhubarb warm eg over ice cream, pancakes or waffles.


Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 770mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 36.5mg | Calcium: 210mg | Iron: 0.5mg