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Rhubarb Compote

Rhubarb compote is a mixture of rhubarb and sugar cooked into a tart, sweet sauce. It can be used as a dessert topping, with yogurt or right from the jar.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Chilling Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, brunch, compote, dairy free, dessert, gluten free, nut free, parfait, rhubarb, sauce, spring, summer, vegan
Servings: 8
Calories: 120kcal


  • 2 pounds trimmed rhubarb stalks (about 8-10 large stalks)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar


  • Wash rhubarb and slice into ½ inch thick pieces. Toss rhubarb and sugar together in a large saucepan and allow to sit for 10 minutes. Stir.
  • Heat rhubarb mixture over medium high heat, stirring often. When the mixture comes to a simmer, cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Continue to simmer until the rhubarb has broken down, about 10 minutes. Cool slightly, then transfer to a storage container and chill for at least 2 hours. Use in Easy Rhubarb Parfait, as a topping for ice cream or cake, mix into cocktails, or eat as it is.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Sodium: 5mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g