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Run for the Cure Bake Sale #3 - Mini Cheesecakes with Strawberry/Rhubarb Sauce

Last week I made some strawberry rhubarb sauce.  A lot of it.  It is so yummy.  It's my favourite combination fruit, even though I'm not sure what category rhubarb actually falls under.  I had fresh Ontario strawberries and rhubarb that was going to go bad if I didn't do something with them right away.

I decided to go with sauce.  It was super easy to make.  I took 8 cups each of strawberries and chopped up rhubarb, zest of half a lemon plus 2 T of lemon juice, 1.5 cups of sugar and mixed it all up in a bowl.  I let it sit for a few hours then I poured it into a pan and added 2 T of cornstarch.  I cooked it on medium until the rhubarb was soft.  Let it cool and then ran it through the blender.  SO GOOD!  It's great by itself, on toast or on top of cheesecake.

Along with Clover's crack fudge (though it's not exactly a good idea to call it that at work, that's what we refer to it as) I made mini cheesecakes topped with the sauce.  It was another great success.  We sold out for a 2nd week in a row.


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