Rhubarb Ginger Compote

Some days I think I must actually be Malaysian or Korean because I love their food so much, and then some days I think I was born with Grandma taste as I love porridge and stewed fruit.

Here is a recipe for stewed rhubarb, but a little jazzed up with some ginger. This would make a great base for a crumble or just serve alongside some homemade yoghurt.

Usually I sweeten my rhubarb with apples and don’t add sugar, but for more of a dessert flavour this is sweetened with sugar. If you don’t want to add sugar, add an equal weight of apples to rhubarb to sweeten it. I have also added sultanas and raisins which have two purposes: to sweeten and to absorb some excess moisture; clever eh?

Rhubarb and Yoghurt with a Honey Drizzle



Rhubarb Compote with Ginger
Serves 6, 10 minutes preparation plus 30 cooking

1 kg of rhubarb, discard the leaves and dice into 2cm lengths
3 tbs of sugar (60mL of sugar: 3 Australian tablespoons = 4 in other countries)
100mL of water
50 gms of ‘naked’ uncrystallised ginger (this is sweetened, not fresh), sliced thinly
A large handful of sultanas and/or raisins

Put the water at the bottom of the pot to help stop the rhubarb burning, add the rhubarb and sugar.

Rhubarb and Sugar


Cook on a moderate to low heat for around 30 minutes until the rhubarb has turned to mush. Stir occasionally to make sure it isn’t sticking. If the mix is burning or sticking, turn the heat down a little and add more water as necessary.

Adding some extra flavours and sweetness


Turn off the heat and stir through the ginger and sultanas, allow it to rest while the sultanas swell and the mixture cools a little.

A tasty breakfast or healthy dessert


Serve with icecream or yoghurt.

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One Response to Rhubarb Ginger Compote

  1. leroywatson4 says:

    This looks perfect for a cold May day (its still chilly here in Wales!). I love compotes, so versatile and tangy.
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