Strawberry Rhubarb Compote with Cardamom

Strawberry Rhubarb Compote Ok, last one for this year, I promise.  This is the last rhubarb recipe I’m going to send your way for a while.  But you’ll miss the rhubarb when it’s gone.  This compote is similar to how I remember eating rhubarb as a kid.  My grandma would cook it in a small pot with a bit of water and sugar and we’d eat it while it was still warm.  Now, nothing will ever taste as good as that warm rhubarb, because nothing ever tastes quite as good as it does in childhood memories, but this recipe come very close.Strawberry Rhubarb Compote This compote is sweet, but tart, and has just a bit of that funky smoky spiciness from the cardamom.  The texture is just right, with a smooth base and little chunks of strawberries.  It’s awesome spread onto a piece of toast, swirled into oatmeal or yogurt, and as a perfect topping for a scoop of vanilla ice cream or some buttermilk pancakes.  I’ve also been eating it from the jar with a spoon, but we don’t really need to get into all that, do we?  I imagine it would freeze well, but I can’t say for sure because we keep eating it all up before any can make it to the freezer.  I regret nothing. Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

Strawberry Rhubarb Compote with Cardamom

Strawberry Rhubarb Compote with Cardamom

  • 1 1/2 cups strawberries, halved if large
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped rhubarb
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients and give it a few stirs. Bring to a low simmer over medium-low heat. Cover and cook 5 minutes, then uncover and cook another 5-10 minutes, or until the fruit is broken down and the compote is as thick as you'd like it. Cool to warm and serve or put into a airtight container and store in the fridge.

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  1. Rachael says

    Rhubarb reminds me so much of Gram S :) You should get her strawberry rhubarb jam and post that recipe!! Along with a “Grandpa Bread” recipe!

    And no, you most certainly can keep posting rhubarb recipes!

  2. says

    I just made some strawberry-rhubarb compote and wish I had thought to add cardamom. What a great idea! This looks elicious. I’ll be trying some on my hot cereal in the morning.

    • but i'm hungry says

      I’ve never been a huge fan of oatmeal on its own, but it was out of this world with a little strawberry rhubarb compote. :)

  3. says

    I never had rhubarb as a kid, but I’m so into it now! I bet this would be absolutely delicious on a fresh batch of scones or biscuits. I can’t wait for it to be summer in the southern hemisphere!

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