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The rhubarb in my garden is finally ready to be picked. It has come in in such abundance this year that no matter how much I pick I don’t make a dent!

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Time to pick the rhubarb!

My favorite way to enjoy rhubarb is by making Victoria Sauce or as we call it in our family Rhubarbeque Sauce! It is a wonderful sauce that is perfect on grilled chicken or pork. It’s very easy to make and the recipe makes exactly four pints so you aren’t overwhelmed. I usually double the recipe and make eight pints. We enjoy it throughout the year.

This recipe can be processed in a water bath canner for storage in your pantry or frozen for storing in your freezer. Follow your manufacturer’s directions for using your water bath.

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Rhubarb stalks

2 quarts chopped rhubarb

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Chopped rhubarb

1 ½ cups raisins
½ cup chopped onion

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Chopped onion

3 ½ cups brown sugar
½ cup vinegar
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp salt

Combine rhubarb, raisins, onion, sugar, and vinegar in a large saucepot.

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rhubarb onions and raisins

Cook until thick, about 25 minutes. As the mixture thickens, stir frequently to prevent sticking. Add spices; cook 5 minutes longer.

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Spices

Ladle the hot sauce into hot jars, leaving ¼ inch headspace.

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Canning rhubarb

Adjust two-piece caps. Process 15 minutes in a boiling water canner.

Yield: 4 pints

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Processed Rhubarbeque Sauce

 

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