Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

This recipe for strawberry rhubarb compote is simple to make, and even more delicious to eat.  I have a love/hate relationship with rhubarb and have written about it before. I can honestly say that with time my heart has grown fonder, and even more so since making this recipe.

Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

One of my favorite ways to cook with summer fruits besides enjoying as is is to roast them.  This technique is especially perfect for those lingering berries that are begging to be eaten but are not quite 100% any more.  I tend to roast strawberries often as we cannot seem to finish a half of a flat fast enough.  It works beautifully so do not be afraid of ruining the fruit;  it will only enhance it.  And a plus is that the clean is minimal.

When presented with some spring time rhubarb recently, I decided to roast it alongside some sad strawberries.  Roasting really brings out the flavor of the slightly bitter rhubarb, and jammy berries.  Both were rather ripe so all that was needed was a little sugar along with some vanilla bean paste which was added at the very end.  Roasting the rhubarb and strawberries will break them down, and all you will need to do is stir well before serving.  Simple isn’t it?

Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

Some of the many ways to enjoy this recipe besides eating it by the spoonful is to use it with desserts or breakfast.  I like to serve the roasted strawberry rhubarb compote over warm vanilla pudding, or alongside a thick slice of angel food cake.  It is also wonderful drizzled over ice cream or stirred into thick Greek yogurt.  Or how about serving with brunch pancakes or waffles.

Strawberry Rhubarb Compote


More recipes that use strawberry and rhubarb together;  they sound delicious.  




  1. I ate the rest of our angel food cake last night but would have liked it better if I had your compote

  2. Mmm there are so many things I’d love to put this on!! Yum!

  3. I have often felt more hate than love toward rhubarb, but I think that – as with all things – maturity is changing my thoughts on the controversial fruit (or is it a vegetable? I think it is kind of both, but I digress). Maybe my tolerance for tartness is increasing, but if you add a measured amount of rhubarb to strawberries I find it more than pleasing these days. All that said, I would want your compote on some buttered honey wheat toast, or some vanilla bean ice cream. It looks lovely!

  4. That is one of my favorite fruit combination! A divine compote.



  5. This is fabulous! I love this combination :)

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