rhubarb compote

One glorious Saturday morning my flatmates and I stumbled upon the Eveleigh markets outside of Carriage Works near the University of Sydney. All I can say is WOW. Tons of fresh fruit and vegetables, cheeses, organic meats, bread, sweets, fresh dips and FREE SAMPLES of everything. And I mean everything. I hadn’t planned on eating lunch at the market, but by the time we left we were stuffed! It made us all nostalgic for our wonderful Ithaca farmers market with its similar wooden overhang, but (sorry Ithaca), this one definitely takes the cake.

fresh flowers

pretty labels, right?

veggies straight from the farm

I decided to buy some rhubarb as it has just started popping up everywhere and looked nice and fresh. Berries are way too expensive in Sydney so I knew I wouldn’t be making my usual strawberry rhubarb anything. I decided to make some rhubarb compote, versatile enough to top my yogurt in the mornings and my vanilla ice cream/apple crisp/you-name-it in the evenings.

Rhubarb Compote

6 cups fresh rhubarb, cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2 cup apple juice or orange juice (i used apple)
1/4 cup brown sugar or honey (i used brown sugar)

  1. In a saucepan, bring apple juice to a boil.
  2. Add rhubarb and brown sugar and stir until sugar is melted and mixture is combined.
  3. Cook mixture slowly for about 8-10 minutes until the rhubarb has started to break down. Remove from heat. Taste for sweetness and add more honey if desired.
  4. Cool compote completely; mixture will thicken as it cools. Store in a jar in the refrigerator for up to a week.

too steamy for a cooking shot

As the market started to come to a close, many of the vendors start to slash prices in order to get rid of whatever was leftover. I walked away very happy with a $5 bag filled to the brim with apples and pears. Turns out one of my flatmates had also bought one! I have officially declared an “apple challenge” at my apartment. We have been going apple crazy and you will get to see some of what we have been making soon. Stay posted!Cheers,
E

3 responses to “rhubarb compote

  1. This compote looks lovely, Yum!

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Let me know how the recipe turned out for you!