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Simple Rhubarb Syrup From Scratch

I may have a slight obsession with rhubarb! It's easy to grow, tastes amazing and is beautiful in any garden! One of the amazing ways to use up rhubarb is to make rhubarb syrup! This yummy syrup can be used in sparkling water, with club soda or to make a delightful alcoholic summer drink! It's also great on top of ice cream! With this yummy recipe, you can use the leftover rhubarb as a tasty jam on toast!

I have two massive and very old rhubarb plants on my property so I also love to make this yummy, easy rhubarb juice and rhubarb galette too!

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Is rhubarb a vegetable?

Yes, rhubarb is indeed a vegetable, which is why it needs to be sweetened in most cooking! Did you also know that rhubarb is a Chinese herb? It has major benefits for digestion and has a history of helping treat liver and gallbladder problems. It has even recently been linked to helping fight cancer!

Is rhubarb easy to grow?

The wonderful thing about rhubarb is how easy it is to grow in large amounts! It thrives with nutritious soil that is fertilized in the spring! Breaking the stalks off rather than cutting them is also healthier for the plant! One tip however is to never cut too much of the plant at once as it will stunt the growth of the plant for years to come.

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Can you freeze rhubarb ?

You can freeze rhubarb raw, cooked or blanched! Saving rhubarb syrup in a sealed freezer bag or container will allow it to last for 3 months or even much longer! 

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Rhubarb Syrup Recipe

Ingredients
  • 4 cups chopped rhubarb
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • Directions
    • Combine the rhubarb, sugar, and water in a pan and bring to a boil.
    • Lower the heat to a simmer and continuously stir until the fruit is soft and the sauce thickens.
    • Set a fine-mesh strainer or a cheesecloth over a bowl and pour the rhubarb through the strainer. Make sure you press as much of the rhubarb as you can.  
    • Pour into a storable bottle and refrigerate. This should keep for at least two weeks! You can also freeze or can it to make it last longer!
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    I hope you have enjoyed the rhubarb syrup recipe, it may even become your new summer fav! If you want to add a little bit extra to this recipe, simply try adding some strawberries in with the rhubarb! SO TASTY! Let me know if you try it in the comments below!

    Yield: 1 cup

    Simple Rhubarb Syrup

    Simple Rhubarb Syrup

    This yummy simple rhubarb syrup can be used in sparkling water, with club soda or to make a delightful alcoholic summer drink! 

    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Cook Time 25 minutes
    Total Time 40 minutes

    Ingredients

    • 4 cups chopped rhubarb
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 cup water

    Instructions

    1. Combine the rhubarb, sugar, and water in a pan and bring to a boil.
    2. Lower the heat to a simmer and continuously stir until the fruit is soft and the sauce thickens.
    3. Set a fine-mesh strainer or a cheesecloth over a bowl and pour the rhubarb through the strainer. Make sure you press as much of the rhubarb as you can.  
    4. Pour into a storable bottle and refrigerate. This should keep for at least two weeks! You can also freeze or can it to make it last longer!

      Nutrition Information

      Yield

      10

      Serving Size

      1

      Amount Per ServingCalories 88Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 3mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 1gSugar 21gProtein 0g

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