Rhubarb Applesauce & Our Feature in “Where Women Cook” Magazine

Yes, we have another rhubarb recipe for you today. I warned you we would be sharing a lot of rhubarb recipes and I wasn’t joking:) Our rhubarb plants are flourishing and I am just trying to keep up. I’ve made rhubarb bread, shortcake, galettes, cobbler, sorbet, and even given some away to friends. I think I will start freezing rhubarb, but first I made a batch of homemade rhubarb applesauce.

I love making homemade applesauce. It is so easy and much better than store bought. I chopped up Granny Smith apples and rhubarb for this recipe. I added a little water to a large saucepan and tossed in the apples and rhubarb. I like my applesauce on the tart side so I only added a ¼ cup of sugar. If you prefer sweeter applesauce, go ahead and add ½ cup.

I let the applesauce simmer on the stove for about 30-4o minutes. Talk about easy!

I stirred the applesauce a few times while it was simmering. When the fruit is soft, stir in the cinnamon. I prefer chunky applesauce, but if you want a really smooth applesauce feel free to run the applesauce through the blender or food processor.

Serve the applesauce at room temperature or cold. Store in jars or air-tight containers. This rhubarb applesauce also freezes wonderfully. I put a few containers in the freezer for a rainy day.

Rhubarb applesauce is great plain, with yogurt, ice cream, cottage cheese, or I like to spread it on whole wheat toast. If you are looking for a new way to use rhubarb, try Rhubarb Applesauce.

We also have some good news to share! We are featured in the summer issue of Where Women Cook. We are honored to be included in such a fabulous magazine. Jo Packham, the editor-in-chief, is amazing and such a joy to work with.

For a glimpse inside our kitchen, a few recipes, and our story, go pick up a copy of the magazine. I know you can find the magazine at Barnes & Noble. You can also order it online. Make sure you check out Jenny from Picky Palate and Shauna from Gluten-Free Girl’s stories too! We loved being featured in the same issue as some of our food blogging friends.

Rhubarb Applesauce

5 from 3 votes


  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 pound rhubarb trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 2 pounds Granny Smith apples peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1/4 cup-½ cup sugar depending on how sweet you want the applesauce (I used ¼ cup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 1. Place water,rhubarb, apples, and sugar in a large saucepan. Cover and simmer until fruit is soft, about 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in cinnamon. The applesauce will be chunky. If you prefer smooth applesauce, you can run it through a blender or food processor. Serve at room temperature or cold. Store rhubarb applesauce in refrigerator for 2-3 weeks. This applesauce also freezes well, store in an air-tight container in the freezer for up to one year.

Have you tried this recipe?

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If you like this Rhubarb Applesauce, you might also like:

Cranberry Applesauce from Simply Recipes
Roasted Applesauce from Leite’s Culinaria
Strawberry Applesauce from Family Fresh Cooking
Crockpot Chunky Cinnamon Applesauce from Two Peas and Their Pod

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I love a tart sauce- and homemade totally is best! I’ve never made anything other than traditional apple (or apple with a pear thrown in)- would love to try rhubarb. Congrats on the feature! The picture is so cute

  2. Congrats, Maria, on being featured in the magazine!! I can’t wait to read your story (and Jenny’s and Shauna’s, too!)

    That is just awesome!

    And I love that you’re an iMac girl. Me too 🙂

  3. Congrats!!! What a fun feature. I also enjoyed the picture of your kitchen. How gorgeous. I am SO jealous. It looks so beautiful. And I love the idea of putting rhubarb in your apple sauce. Yum.

  4. Maybe you could sell some of your extra rhubarb! 🙂 This looks so good that I could use a little extra! Congratulations on your magazine feature! That’s so cool! Chris

  5. I’m beginning to think that rhubarb is the most versatile vegetable out there. It plays the role of fruit so well that I’m beginning to wonder if there’s any recipe it can’t make delicious.

  6. Yay! What a gorgeous magazine our issue is right? You and Josh look so great and your kitchen….breathtaking. I feel so fortunate to be featured with you and the others. Hope you are feeling well today!!

  7. Congrats on the feature! Your applesauce looks wonderful, I’ve been obsessed with rhubarb lately too 🙂

  8. Maria, LOVE your rhubarb applesauce. That photo of you and Josh is adorable! Congrats on the magazine. I am so proud of you guys and I must go pick one up 🙂 Thanks for the link too!

  9. I saw the feature in the magazine – love it! I LOVE Where Women Cook.

    I don’t normally like applesauce, but I would love this because of the rhubarb.

  10. That applesauce looks awesome, and more importantly, congratulations on the magazine feature! I am going to pick up a copy!

  11. You know, I’ve always wondered what exactly people do with rhubarb (besides make some kind of pie), but this and that shortcake recipe you posted a bit ago both look delicious! I may have to venture out and try it – I’m very curious now. Congrats on the magazine feature as well, that’s awesome!

  12. I made a simple rhubarb sauce last Saturday and I became an addict! 🙂 It’s so good and I love it!!! I will try your recipes as well.

    Congratulations on the magazine feature!

  13. I bought some rhubarb at the farmer’s market this weekend and I can’t decide what to make with it – this just sounds too delicious!!

  14. That looks delicous! I love rhubarb and applesauce. Actually someone commented the last time I made rhubarb compote that it looked like applesauce because I took a lot of the red skin off. What a yummy idea 😀

    Congrats on your feature 🙂

  15. Very cute photo of you and Josh. I’ll definitely pick up a copy of the magazine to read your story, along with Jenny’s and Shauna’s. The applesauce is a great use of your rhubarb!

  16. Congrats on the feature! I love this recipe. A great way to use up all that yummy rhubarb!

  17. Homemade applesauce really is the best! And the rhubarb must add the best tart and tangy kick!

    You guys look adorable, by the way! Congrats on the feature!

  18. I can’t believe how easy this applesauce looks! Sadly, I am an avid DIY that has yet to make her own applesauce so I guess I’m not that avid. At least I don’t breakdown and buy the jarred stuff – kind of grosses me out! 😉

    HUGE CONGRATS on your feature in the magazine. You guys look great! p.s. Fellow iMac-ite here – yay!

  19. So excited for this recipe. We have a lot of Rhubarb from our Farm share also. I wanted to do something different from a Rhubarb pie. Thanks! Talk to you guys soon.

  20. Ooooh! What a tasty idea! 🙂 And I have tons of apples that need to be used up, too. 🙂

  21. That is so wonderful! I’ll definitely be picking up a copy! And also, this recipe should not be ignored, I love rhubarb anything, this would be so good with a pork chop.

  22. Congrats!! That is awesome!! But honestly, I was hoping to see more of a baby bump! 🙂 (great recipe BTW)

  23. Congrats on the feature!! I can’t wait to read it! 🙂 Oh, and that applesauce looks delish. I’m jealous of your gardening skills!

  24. i made this last night and it is delicious. also, i LOVE that you keep posting rhubarb recipes! i have rhubarb coming out my ears and no more room in my freezer! lol.

  25. Congrats that’s so exciting about the magazine! And that rhubard applesauce. Oh yum! Great use for all the rhubarb my mom has growing… I think I need to go grab a few more stalks.

  26. Oh, I love cooking with rhubarb but have never thought about mixing it with apples, much less making applesauce with it! Such a good idea…I can’t wait to try it out 🙂

  27. Congratulations on being featured! That’s amazing! And this rhubarb applesauce looks great! You mentioned that you’re growing some, how has that worked out? I’d be interested to try it next year as long as I keep finding great uses for it!
    ~Nancy Lewis~

  28. I just made this this morning–so simple and tasty. For a real treat, I ate it warm, topped with granola and some whole milk–like a healthy version of apple crisp!

  29. Made this the other day after seeing the recipe and having rhubarb on hand and it is delicious! Can’t wait to try it over grilled pork chops. Thank-you!

    1. Glad you liked the applesauce. I am sure it will be great on pork chops! Enjoy!

  30. Congratulations, what a great achievement! I love that this applesauce doesn’t use too much sugar – I imagined more, because of the tart rhubarb, but of course that tartness is what makes it and shouldn’t be totally covered up!

  31. Tried this over the weekend and it was delicious! I added nutmeg too which gave it a little more warmth. Thanks!!

  32. Congratulations on being featured! What an honor!

    I just wish I knew why the magazine is entitled “Where WOMEN Cook?” singling only one gender. Interesting.

  33. Tart apples from the tree by the garage and rhubarb from beside the house and
    I still used a minimum of sugar. Started with a bit too much water but a ts. of
    corn starch brought it back. Goes on the pork chops tonight and I will make a
    bigger batch to freeze.

  34. 5 stars
    I’ve made this a few times, and it’s turned out great each time.  Added some strawberries to it one time, and it made it even better.  Thanks for the recipe!

  35. I have been making similar recipes and love your addition.
    My Question today is can Apple Rhubarb sauce be frozen?

  36. 5 stars
    Delicious! I love rhubarb and I’ve made your recipe twice now. I use the blender to make it ultra smooth and it reminds me the Dutch Apple baby food they used to sell.

  37. How would this recipe work with honey crisp apples? Granny Smith are actually my favorite but I seem to have quite a bit of the honey crisp