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This dessert sauce is the first item that is ready for the Christmas gift baskets. (Check out this hub for more details http://hubpages.com/hub/Christmas-giving-on-my-mind, I've added the link at the bottom of the hub) Usually I make a double batch to last over the winter but this year I might have to make a second batch as I want to include a jar into each of my Christmas gift baskets. My friends have been nagging me for this recipe for a long time now so maybe I will print it out on some pretty paper and tie it to the jars with some raffia.
The dessert sauce turned out fantastic this year.
I just finished making 21 pint jars of this delicatessen two weeks ago. These will make really great Christmas gifts. Every year I freeze a bunch of rhubarb that’s peeled, finely chopped and blanched just for the purpose of making my Grandma’s awesome Rhubarb, Raisin & Walnut Dessert Sauce. (She used to make it with or without the raisins but I like it better with) This is a tangy sauce that transforms a plain bowl of vanilla ice cream into a gourmet dessert. It is perfect served over waffles with a few fresh strawberry slices and a dollop of whipped cream. It's super on top of pancakes instead of maple syrup too. I prefer to use it on a banana split instead of chocolate sauce too.
8 cups peeled finely chopped rhubarb drained
4 cups of sugar
4 cups apples finely grated drained and squeezed as dry as possible
2 cups of golden sultana raisins
2.5 cups of walnut chunks
Roast walnuts on cookie tray in oven carefully not to burn them. Combine all ingredients, except for the walnuts, in a large stainless steel or enamel canning or stock pot (do not use aluminum) bring to a rolling boil. Lower heat and let simmer until rhubarb is soft about 40-45 minutes. Add walnuts and let simmer for another 10 minutes. Stirring frequently. Fill into sterilized seal-able jars and process in a canner for 5-6 minutes . My Grandma used to seal it with wax like jellies but I just use the ring seals, they work just great.
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