This recipe for stewed rhubarb and strawberry spiced compote with cinnamon and vanilla is a wonderful dessert for when strawberries are in season. It is easy to make and a great way to use frozen rhubarb.
Serve warm with a dollop of cream or ice-cream.
Store in the fridge for up to one week in an airtight container then reheat in serving bowls in the microwave on high for 20 seconds or until warm.
Makes 3 Cups
Continue reading for money saving tips. This recipe is both gluten and dairy free as long as you use a dairy free or lactose free ice-cream to serve.
There is a printer friendly PDF version of this recipe at the end of this post which can be saved to your device to save on paper.
*The Nutrition Facts label above should be used as a guide only. The amounts can change depending on the brands you use. To reduce the fat content always try to buy reduced fat products and lean meat when you can afford it. Look for reduced salt products and low sugar without artificial sugar replacements.
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Rhubarb and Strawberry Spiced Compote Q & A
Both frozen rhubarb and strawberries will work well in a compote however they may need more time to sit in the sugar as they will need to thaw for the juice to be extracted.
Yes. Once cooled it is best to freeze the compote in serving sizes then it is easy to defrost and reheat in the microwave.
Compote will keep for up to one week in the fridge. Store in an airtight container for maximum freshness and longevity.
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The best way to save money is to grow your own rhubarb. One plant will last for many years and they will grow in a wide range of climates. Harvest is from spring through to the fall (autumn) however the chopped stems are easily frozen so you can enjoy this vegetable all year round.
Strawberries are also perfect for the home garden as they grow easily in both the garden and in pots for those who are renting or are short on space. They will produce during the warmer months of the year. See this guide to Growing Strawberries for more information.
When purchasing strawberries at the store it is best to wait until they are in season in the spring and summer as this is when the best prices will be found. Some local producers will sell at the farm gate or will let you pick your own for a reduced price.
This guide to Creating Budget Friendly Meals covers everything from planning to making the most of in season vegetables and meat to using raw ingredients to create healthy and nutritious meals which cost less to make. A little forethought can save you a great deal of money over the course of the year.
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