Strawberry Rhubarb Compote Recipe

So you may remember me telling you about the HUGE rhubarb plant we have.  The thing about rhubarb is that it gets bigger every single year. There is only so much that I can do with rhubarb so I am always on the search for new rhubarb recipes.  While I have made strawberry rhubarb sauce and rhubarb blueberry sauce before, I have never made a strawberry rhubarb compote recipe.

Strawberry rhubarb compote recipe

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Strawberry Rhubarb Compote Recipe

In case you’re wondering, a compote is a dessert that dates back to the 17th century in France. It is pieces of fruit or whole fruit cooked in a sugar syrup.  Compote is French for “mixture” so you can see how that makes sense. Because rhubarb is so tart, it’s always cooked with sugar or another sweetener so turning it into a compote makes perfect sense to me.  If you have strawberries or other fruit you can add those too.  I’m very fond of apples and rhubarb cooked together too.  I added a few fresh local strawberries into ours to give it a bright red color.

You can eat compote as is or topped with freshly whipped cream. It’s also great served on top of biscuits, pound cake, ice cream or yogurt.

Yields 4-6

Strawberry Rhubarb Compote Recipe

5 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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  • 6 cups of rhubarb, ends trimmed & cut into 3/4" pieces (6 cups)
  • 1 cup strawberries, tops removed, sliced in half or quarters
  • 1 cup sugar


  1. Put the rhubarb and sugar in a large pan & let stand for about 10 minutes before turning the burner on.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium high heat, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the strawberries and heat for about 5 minutes
  4. Remove from heat and let cool.
  5. Serve on yogurt, ice cream, pound cake or biscuits.
Recipe Type: Dessert

What’s your favorite way to use rhubarb? Have you ever tried a strawberry rhubarb compote recipe?

Strawberry rhubarb compote recipe



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  1. YUM - I only have the green rhubarb and this seems like it would be perfect!! Thanks Ellen!
  2. I should definitely try this- I had a huge rhubarb plant in my garden and it grows around here a lot.
  3. This looks yummy! I had my first taste of strawberry & rhubarb a couple weeks ago. It was in a pie. Man, it was good! Thanks for sharing.
  4. This looks so good! We love Rhubarb jam! 
  5. that looks fantastic!
  6. Nicole Dz says:
    We have a rhubarb plant in out backyard but I never know what to do with it, this looks like an awesome way to use my rhubarb.
  7. Maryann D. says:
    I don't believe that I ever had rhubarb before.  That would be wonderful to grow it and also to try this terrific recipe!
  8. my husband loves pie :)
  9. It looks like such an easy recipe, which is good for me, because those are the only kind I use. I'm just not sure about rhubarb.
  10. I make something very similar and put it over icecream. Very tasty!
  11. I can't wait to try your Strawberry Rhubarb Compote, we love the combination of those two fruits. Hope you have had a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday! Come Back Soon, Miz Helen
  12. Christina P says:
    Yum! I am saving this recipe for later! Thanks for the post!


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