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Today, as promised, the compote. Tomorrow, some awesome sour cream pancakes that Dave and I enjoyed on Labor Day evening (yes, breakfast for dinner – nothing better than that!) which we slathered the compote all over. Sorry to break it up into two posts, but I’m doing my best to stretch this sucker out while I’m on jury duty… I really don’t want to break my streak, which as of today, stands at 78 days of continuous posts.

This compote is delicious serve warm over pancakes, French toast, or waffles. Or swirled into oatmeal for a tasty and healthy breakfast treat. It is also wonderful used cold and blended into a smoothie or spooned cold over ice cream, Greek yogurt, angel food cake or layered into a trifle or parfait. Honestly, it’s great just placed on a spoon and put directly into your smiling mouth!

Rhubarb- Strawberry Compote

1 pound rhubarb (about 6 stalks)
1 pound strawberries, hulled and quartered
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
Zest of 1 orange
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cut the rhubarb stalks crosswise into half-inch slices.

Place cut rhubarb in a large saucepan. Add the sugar and orange juice. Stir over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Add the strawberry quarters and simmer for 10-12 minutes until the mixture is softened.

Remove from heat and stir in the orange zest and vanilla extract. Use warm, at room temperature, or chilled.

Although this compote is surely going to disappear quickly from your house, it may be stored for up to 6 days in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

Makes 4 cups

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1 Marissa { 09.08.11 at 12:48 PM }

I’ve decided I’m going to comment on every post of something I want asking you to send it to me until you actually do send me something.

Send me yummy compote please! In the cute jar! 🙂

2 Linda Hopkins { 09.08.11 at 3:18 PM }

Marissa, my darling girl, this is not a good idea on your part. I love comments! So if I never send you something, you continue to comment, this is what I want! Just kidding, about never sending you something, not kidding about loving comments. I promise to send you something you want, and soon, the compote is not a good choice for that though. It lasts for less than a week in the fridge, so mailing it is not an option, BUT I will send you something soon, that can be mailed, I promise, so keep commenting until then! I love you! xoox

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