1 pound rhubarb, sliced
1 1/4 cup sugar – a little less if rhubarb is relatively sweet
1 tablespoon cornstarch
red food coloring, optional
Place rhubarb in a medium saucepan; add a small amount of water, about 1/2 inch. Add sugar; bring to a boil. Sower heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, or until rhubarb is tender. Spoon into blender container; blend until mixture is smooth. Add cornstarch and a few drops of red food coloring, or until desired color is reached. Return rhubarb sauce mixture to saucepan and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until thickened. Serve over bread pudding, pound cake, or ice cream. Makes about 3 cups of rhubarb sauce.