I’m calling this red rhubarb, because you can make it with strawberries or cherries.
This would be great as a pie filling… if you have a piecrust you like. But, it is also great just as it is, as a fruit type side. Or a topping for bread.
If you are following THM, this would be a FP if using strawberries, or an E if using the cherries. Of course, cherries do not have enough carbs to be your full carb source, so you’ll need to include this with your E meal containing another carb source.
I used frozen strawberries. When they thaw, they make their own juice, so the 2 cups of sliced strawberries had juice to the top. If you use fresh, you may want to press or mash them a bit to get the same volume. No air spaces in those two cups! Rhubarb is measured loose.
Make sure you mix the glucomannan with the sweeteners well, before adding to the “fruit”. You don’t want big blobs!
3 cups Rhubarb, cut into small pieces
2 cups small cut frozen (thawed) strawberries in their own juice.
OR: 1 can unsweetened cherries in their own juice, each cherry cut in half
1/3 cup Pyure
1/3 cup xylitol
1 Tablespoon glucomannan
Here are the cherries I used.
Combine the cut Rhubarb and berries or cherries in a bowl. In a separate bowl combine the sweeteners and glucomannan. Combine these well. Then pour into the fruit and mix well.
It should look like this.
Place into a small sauce pan with a lid and cook on a very low heat on the stove top. Use a very low heat, or this will burn. This will take a while. Check it periodically, and very lightly turn/stir it ONLY if you need to to prevent burning. Be careful not to over stir it so you do not have mush. It is done when the rhubarb is very soft and not crunchy at all. And should have thickened nicely like a pie filling.