Monday, April 14, 2008

Rhubarb and strawberry compote with fresh mint

I'm a salt person so I am always on the hunt for easy dessert recipes to serve at dinner parties. I'll be sharing some recipes from my awesome dinner party last Friday night that I threw in honor of my best friend's visit from NYC. Rhubarb is in season so run don't walk to get yourself some and treat yourself to this delicious dessert that takes little to no effort at all.

Rhubarb and strawberry compote with fresh mint

3 cups 1/2-inch-wide pieces fresh rhubarb (cut from about 1 pound)

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup water

1 1-pint container fresh strawberries, hulled, halved

2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

Combine rhubarb, sugar, and 1/4 cup water in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Bring to simmer, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves, about 3 minutes. Simmer gently until rhubarb is tender but not falling apart, stirring occasionally, about 7 minutes. Remove from heat.
Stir in strawberries. Transfer to bowl and stir in mint. Chill until cold, about 1 hour.

P.S. I served mine over angel food cake with whip cream and a sprig of mint.


1 comment:

Chuck said...

Thanks Elizabeth!