Rhubarb, Pear, and Apple Compote

Rhubarb, Pear, and Apple CompoteRecipe
Karry Hosford
Though rhubarb is the star of this sauce, sweet apples and pears help to cut its characteristically sour flavor. Use this compote as an accompaniment to savory entrées, such as pork or poultry. Or serve it as a dessert dolloped with whipped topping.


3 cups (serving size: 1/2 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 105
Caloriesfromfat 3 %
Fat 0.3 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.1 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 0.6 g
Carbohydrate 26.5 g
Fiber 1.8 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.2 mg
Sodium 2 mg
Calcium 41 mg


2 cups (1-inch-thick) slices rhubarb (about 1/2 pound)
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
1 cup cubed peeled Gala apple
1 cup cubed peeled Bartlett pear


Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat, and simmer 3 minutes. Add apple, and cook 2 minutes. Add pear; cook 1 minute or until fruit is tender, stirring gently. Remove from heat; cool. Discard cinnamon stick. Serve chilled or at room temperature.


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