A simple question requires a simple answer, can you freeze stewed rhubarb? Yes! It’s even recommended. See more bellow!
Long answer to can “you freeze stewed rhubarb”?
Stewing Rhubarb is a great way to have it prepared for freezing. It’s used in all sorts of recipes right out of the box, Such as with icecream, pies, as a side.
The great thing about stewing is you can add the sugar and sweetness before hand so you don’t have to do more prep later down the line when it comes time to thaw your frozen rhubarb.
The recipe is really simple too:
- cut the rhubarb up into about 1-2 inch long pieces, sliced diagonally for effect.
- Put it into a pot, with a little bit of water or a freshly squeezed orange/orange juice, not too much.
- add sugar, about 30g to 100g of rhubarb should do, this is a personal preference to how sour you want your rhubarb. 15g will allow you to keep more tartness, While you can always add additional sugar later down the road.
- Cook on low heat until the rhubarb allows a fork to pass thru it with no resistance. Taste test to make sure it’s the sweetness you desire, if not you can add more sugar now, or you can do that after you thaw it later down the road.
Adding it to the freezer is simple, Use vacuum seal bags, regular double seal zip locks or simply throw it into a container.
Check out this video of Martha Stewart stewing rhubarb
How to defrost rhubarb
Simply place it on the counter and allow to defrost at room temperature. Similarly, You can also place it in the fridge.
If you are in a hurry you can run warm water over the frozen bag, Or stick it in a microwavable container and slowly heat it up with bursts of 20-30 seconds at a time, stirring in between.
Now you know, can you freeze stewed rhubarb? Yes!
Check out our other articles for canning rhubarb to keep it much longer than you would be able to from freezing!