Treat yourself to the exquisite taste of our Rosy Rhubarb Compote, a delicious dessert that is not only low in fat but also bursting with bright colors. Impress your guests with this delicious creation with the fresh acidity of rhubarb that harmonizes perfectly with a hint of sweetness. Every spoonful transports your taste buds to a world of pure bliss. Whether served plain or with a dollop of whipped cream, this compote is sure to leave a lasting impression on anyone who tries it.
- 700g rhubarb
- 150 ml red wine
- 3 tbsp currant jelly
- peeled peel and juice of a large orange
- 2½ cm piece of fresh ginger root, peeled and thinly sliced
- 85g golden powdered sugar
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- Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas 4/fan 160°C.
- Halve the rhubarb lengthwise and then cut into 5cm long pieces.
- Place the fruit in a small roasting pan just large enough to hold them in a single layer.
- Add remaining ingredients and cover with foil.
- Cook in the oven for about 20 minutes or until the rhubarb is just tender.
- Using a slotted spoon, lift the rhubarb from the cooking liquid and place it in a serving bowl.
- Place the roasting pan with the cooking liquid back on the stove and bring to the boil.
- Let it bubble for about 5 minutes to reduce the volume slightly, then remove from the heat.
- Taste the rhubarb liquid – it should be tart but not sour – and stir in a little more sugar if necessary.
- Pour the rhubarb liquid over the rhubarb.
- You can serve it warm or refrigerate overnight and serve cold.
Equipment and tools
- wooden spoon
- measuring spoon
This recipe does not contain any major allergens. However, please take individual allergies and sensitivities into account. If you are unsure, check the specific ingredients used and consult a doctor.
Storage and leftovers
This rhubarb compote will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. To reheat, simply heat gently in a pot or microwave until warmed through. Leftovers can be enjoyed as a topping for yogurt, ice cream, pancakes or as a filling for pastries.
Health benefits of rosy rhubarb compote
Rosy rhubarb compote is not only a delicious dessert, but also has numerous health benefits. Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients and how they contribute to your well-being:
Rhubarb is a low-calorie vegetable that is full of essential nutrients. It is an excellent source of vitamin K, which plays a crucial role in blood clotting and bone health. Rhubarb is also rich in fiber, which aids digestion and helps maintain a healthy weight.
The red wine used in this recipe gives the dish a touch of elegance and also has positive effects on health. Red wine is known for its high antioxidant content, particularly resveratrol, which is said to have anti-inflammatory and heart-protective effects. However, it is important to consume alcohol in moderation.
Red currant jam
Currant jelly not only gives the compote a tangy taste, but also provides plenty of vitamin C. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that strengthens the immune system and promotes collagen production for healthy skin.
The zest and juice of a large orange give the compote a citrusy freshness. Oranges are known for their high vitamin C content, which boosts immunity and protects against various diseases. They are also a good source of fiber and provide important minerals such as potassium and folic acid.
Fresh ginger root adds a subtle warmth and spice to the compote while offering potential health benefits. Ginger has long been used in traditional medicine for its anti-inflammatory and digestive properties. It can help relieve nausea, relieve muscle pain, and improve digestion.
Golden powdered sugar
While golden powdered sugar adds sweetness to the compote, its high calorie content makes it important to consume it in moderation. Too much sugar can contribute to weight gain and increase the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.
In summary, rosy rhubarb compote not only satisfies your taste buds but also brings several health benefits. From vitamin K-rich rhubarb to the immune-boosting properties of orange and ginger, each ingredient contributes to your overall well-being. Remember to enjoy this delicious dessert in moderation as part of a balanced diet.
If you have a supply of elderflowers during flowering, you can replace the ginger root with a large head. Simply tie it in a square of muslin for easy removal.