Norwegian Rhubarb Compote

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

Posted for ZWT 6. Adapted from Can be enjoyed warm or chilled. Number of servings is an estimate.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut rhubarb into 1/2 inch pieces.
  2. Heat water and ¾ cup sugar to boiling, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add fruit. Simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes, until rhubarb is tender.
  4. Thickening:.
  5. Mix ¼ cup water and cornstarch; stir into rhubarb.
  6. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute and stir over medium heat. Note: Rhubarb will burn if not stirred! Stir in vanilla extract.
  7. To serve:.
  8. If using glass serving bowls, be sure to temper with warm water first, otherwise the glass will crack.
  9. Pour into serving bowl or individual dessert bowls.
  10. When ready to serve, beat whipping cream with 2 tablespoons sugar in chilled bowl until stiff.
  11. Pipe cream through decorators' tube or spoon onto rhubarb compote.
Most Helpful

Delicious! Just what I was looking for. I had some frozen rhubarb that I was wanting to use up and was craving a tart topping for vanilla ice. This recipe fit the bill perfectly. Thanks for posting!

Lucky in Bayview April 21, 2012

I completely love this recipe! It's both sweet and tart, and it was so good. I think I may have overcooked it though, because it turned out mushy, but it was too good!

Studentchef June 07, 2010

I would have gone with 4 stars but my better half was scarfing this down so fast I had a heck of a job getting a portion! 5 Stars when he gets that enthused. :) I made it as directed but for my personal taste I would either reduce or eliminate the vanilla. DH says don't mess with it. lol I pulled a few pieces of rhubarb out just before the thickening process mostly for the picture but I do like a few 'chunks' in mine. It's a keeper. Thanks for posting! Made on behalf of the Looney Spoon Phoodies for ZWT^

K9 Owned June 06, 2010