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Rhubarb, Pear, and Apple Compote

Karry Hosford
Yield 3 cups (serving size: 1/2 cup)
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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

Cook's Notes

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