Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Quick and easy fruit compote to serve over ice cream, frozen yogurt, or cake. It is also good used in a trifle or make individual desserts in a wide-mouth wine glass; cut pieces of pound cake or angel cake, add some sauce, scoop of ice cream and more sauce on top. Add a dollop of whipped cream and some crushed nuts on top to make it decadent. From a magazine clipping a long time ago.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large saucepan, bring sugar, orange rind and orange juice to a simmer.
  2. Add rhubarb; simmer gently until tender, about 15 minutes.
  3. Stir in strawberries.
Most Helpful

Thanks for this. I made this not thinking it would be the highlight of the dessert and it was. Really good flavor, with just enough citrus tang from the orange zest/juice. Very good red color. Made and enjoyed on Saturday, left in fridge and enjoyed again Tuesday night. Plan to have more tonight. Thanks!

Marjorie D. August 17, 2011

This is a yummy recipe! I used Turbinado sugar. I used orange zest rather than grating the whole peel--not sure if this was the intended or not but it worked. I used some strawberries I froze a couple weeks ago because they were getting a little overripe. I mixed this lovely compote in equal parts with nonfat plain yogurt and it was quite a treat.

Jujubegirl June 25, 2010

Loved this recipe!! I knew it would be a hit and you did not disappoint. Lovely flavors and perfect just as it is! I love eating compote just in a bowl and this was perfect in consistency and flavors! Thanks so much for sharing! Made for PRMR tag game. :)

HokiesMom June 14, 2010