Beautiful Rhubarb Sauce (a Paleo, Keto or GAPS compote) and Easy Chia Pudding

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This recipe has become my favorite way to enjoy rhubarb. The sauce is delicious by the spoonful, but it’s also so beautifying and complimentary with any treat as a condiment. Use it in parfaits, on cake or muffins, over ice cream, layered in popsicles, with chia pudding, on bread, waffles etc, or alongside homemade Vanilla Custard. It’s the loveliest shade of pink. And the texture and thickness are just perfect. It would even make a sweet, spring gift in a mason jar.

Enjoy this easy way to be both elegant and earthy with the seasons!

beautiful rhubarb sauce

Paleo or Keto … or GAPS

This recipe is flexible in regard to the sweetener you use. The original Paleo recipe uses maple syrup, yum! The Keto variation is ever so easy, just subbing in your favorite liquid Low Carb sweetener. And, of course, for GAPS we use honey! Just a few ingredients total for a simple and delicious condiment or treat.

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Beautiful Rhubarb Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Servings: 8 servings, as a generous condiment
Author: Megan
  • 6 slightly heaping cups chopped rhubarb from about 6 big stalks rhubarb
  • 2/3 cup filtered water
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup + a bit of stevia, to taste, if desired (Use favorite liquid low-carb sweetener for Keto, or just stevia, to taste. Use honey for GAPS.)
  • 2 Tablespoons pastured butter
  1. Place rhubarb and water in a medium-large sized saucepan. Bring water to simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove lid and simmer 3-5 additional minutes, stirring, so water evaporates slightly but the bottom doesn't scorch.
  3. Turn off heat. Add maple syrup (or low carb sweetener or honey) and butter, stirring to mix.

  4. Serve or store in refrigerator. Keeps 5 days.

Chia Pudding

If you wish to make the chia pudding pictured in the top rhubarb photo, it’s lovely, simple, and goes great with the sauce. The pudding is unsweetened, so the rhubarb sauce compliments it perfectly. The super easy recipe follows. 🙂

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beautiful rhubarb sauce
2-Ingredient Chia Pudding
Author: Megan
  • 2 cups milk of choice I used raw milk
  • 3/4 cup chia seeds
  1. In a medium sized bowl combine 2 cups milk of choice with 3/4 cup chia seeds. Stir well.
  2. Allow to sit 15 minutes, stirring every couple of minutes in the beginning to keep the seeds from sinking and clumping before they expand.
  3. Serve.


beautiful rhubarb sauce

Comments 16

  1. I love easy recipes!

    I’ve never had rhubarb before, I’ll have to break out of my mold and try it soon. This recipe looks like the perfect recipe for me to try for my first time having rhubarb.

  2. LOVE all of that beautiful rhubarb sauce floating on top of the chia pudding. Swoon. I bet it’s absolutely delicious on cake too! I see that pretty cake in the background, so much love put into that frosting. xo

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