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rhubarb and apple compote in a white bowl on a striped cloth with spoons.
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Rhubarb and apple compote

This rhubarb and apple compote is a fruity sweet treat that is so easy to make. With just four ingredients, it comes together in around 20 minutes for a family dessert. Makes approximately 2 cups.
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Sweet treat
Cuisine: American, British
Servings: 2 cups
Author: Claire



  • 2.5 cups rhubarb diced
  • 2 small red apples cored, peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup more to preference


  • If picking your own rhubarb, remove the leaves, wash and dice the stalks into small pieces. For store-bought, dice into small pieces.
  • Core, peel and dice the apples.
  • Spoon the butter into a large pan and melt on a low heat. Tip in the fruit and pour in the maple syrup. Stir to combine and bring to a light simmer. Cook for 12 minutes or until the fruit has softened.


  • Dice the fruit into roughly similar size pieces so they cook evenly.
  • Stir once or twice during the cook time.
Swiss Interest Group Histamine Intolerance (SIGHI) food compatibility list for histamine
All ingredients score 0 on the SIGHI list, with the exception of:
  • rhubarb scores 1 with a note stating 'controversial. Often well tolerated. Oxalic acid'.