Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

by Kris on June 2, 2011

Nothing says summer is here like strawberries and rhubarb. Unfortunately I became accustomed to the Texas heat, so Ottawa summer really feels more like spring. Regardless, it is nice to be home especially with my mum’s garden now at my disposal.

It is still too early in the season for our tomatoes and cucumbers but the rhubarb is flourishing and already taking over half the garden. My mum usually makes a pie or two and then gives the rest of our rhubarb away. Not this year!

I am so excited to experiment with fresh rhubarb and I already have a dozen different ideas. I decided to start with a classic strawberry rhubarb compote as nothing beats a hot day than a bowl of this chilled.

2 cups rhubarb, diced into ½ inch pieces
2 cups strawberries, cut into bite size pieces
½ cup water
½ cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp. lemon juice

In a large saucepan combine all ingredients. Stirring occasionally, bring to a boil over medium high heat.

Cover saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove cover and continue to simmer for an additional 5 minutes or until mixture has thickened.

Remove from heat and chill.

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Inventive Vegan June 3, 2011 at 2:49 pm

I made this for tea as well as your fudge! I only had about an hour (friends from out of town dropping in last minute) but these two were so easy and everyone loved them! Thanks for helping me show carnivores that vegan food can be delicious!

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munchinwithmunchkin June 3, 2011 at 7:19 pm

That’s great! I’m so happy you liked it! I love showing carnivores that delicious desserts can be vegan! :)

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Karla June 3, 2011 at 6:55 pm

This would be great over some coconut milk ice cream. Do you know how long it lasts in the fridge? (Although, I imagine it gets eaten faster than that!)

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munchinwithmunchkin June 3, 2011 at 7:16 pm

I’ve never had any last more than a few days as we eat it up pretty quick. You could probably freeze it though!

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Mariah (picturespupsandpies) June 4, 2011 at 9:31 pm

We just happened to buy rhubarb and strawberries at the farmer’s market today! Thanks for the idea!

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