Ginger Rhubarb Compote

Ginger Rhubarb Compote

Tart rhubarb pairs wonderfully with the ginger's spice and makes for a delightfully different compote that's great on its own or wonderful as an ingredient.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 cups


  • 6 cups rhubarb, cut into rough 1/2 to 1 inch pieces (The redder the stems, the sweeter they'll be)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbs lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 6 inches ginger, divided


  • Cut the ginger in half, set one half aside. Peel the remaining half, and either slice into large medallions (if you want to fish the pieces out), or mince.
  • In a large saucepan off the heat, toss the rhubarb, ginger, sugar, and lemon juice. Let sit about 10 minutes, or until it has released juices.
  • Stirring occasionally, bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to lower it to a simmer and cook to let it partially break down, about 5 to 7 minutes. Stir occasionally. Remove from heat when done.
  • Slice remaining ginger into quarter or half inch chunks, then squeeze in a citrus juicer to release liquid. You should end up with about 1 tbs. Discard solids, then stir juice into the mixture.
  • Let cool completely, then enjoy with a spoon, on top of ice cream or yogurt, or baked into crumbles.