Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce Recipe

adapted from Levana Cooks, using Mixed Berry Levana Nourishments

strawberry rhubarb sauce

This strawberry rhubarb sauce is thick and dense:

Like a new-age jell-o. But whatever you do, don’t call it Jell-o, or it will sit and cry!

Dare I share the name we give this delightful strawberry rhubarb sauce in my house? OK, but please don’t tell on me: I don’t want anyone saying Bubbie has a naughty mouth (that’s right, my grandchildren are practicing their reading skills!) Poopoo sauce, that’s what! It’s fabulous, OK? We go through gallons of it during Passover!

Frozen fruit is the best: Unprocessed and always unsweetened.

If there is another red fruit combination you prefer (cherries, plums, blackberries etc), of course use it!

Eat the sauce by itself, or as a meat or poultry gravy, or as a garnish for dessert: It’s the best!


  • 4 cups unsweetened cranberry or pomegranate juice
  • 2 pouches Levana Nourishments Mixed Berry
  • 2 12-ounce bags frozen unsweetened strawberries
  • 2 12-ounce bags frozen unsweetened sliced rhubarb
  • 1/4 cup creme de cassis, or other good berry liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup, a little more if needed (or stevia or truvia), but taste the finished sauce first
  • 2/3 cup kuzu, arrowroot or cornstarch (Passover: potato starch), dissolved in a little cold water in a small bowl until smooth


Bring all but last ingredient to boil in a medium pot. Reduce flame to low and cook 5 more minutes. Add starch mixture and cook only till mixture begins to boils and looks clear (a minute or two).  The mixture will be chunky. If you like it smooth, cream it with an immersion blender. Pour into glass jars or into individual serving cups, and refrigerate: the mixture will firm up as it cools. Makes about 2 quarts.

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