Rhubarb and Rose-Water Compote

Rhubarb makes an easy dessert for any occasion. Once made the compote will keep in a jar in the refrigerator for up to a month, making it a great stand by dish on its own or with yummy orange madeleines. The rhubarb compote with rosewater makes a delicious combination.

How many Portions
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10-15 minutes


Rhubarb Compote

  • 400g rhubarb, washed, end and leaves trimmed, finely chopped
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp rose-water
  • 1 tbsp water

To Serve

  • Mascarponeor Clotted or Thick cream


  1. Rhubarb Compote: Place the rhubarb, sugar, rosewater and water in a saucepan over a moderate heat. Leave the rhubarb to simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally until the rhubarb has broken down into a thick puree and the liquid has reduced. Remove the rhubarb from the heat and allow it to cool or serve it warm. If preparing in advance store in a jar in the refrigerator
  2. To Serve: Serve with a spoonful of mascarpone or thick cream.