Strawberry and Rhubarb Compôte

Subtly scented with vanilla, this colourful compôte from Michael Allemeier makes an ambrosial dessert
Strawberry and Rhubarb Compôte
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  • Serves: 6
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

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  • 500 ml water
  • 400 g sugar
  • finely grated zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 vanilla pod, split lengthways and scraped
  • 500 g rhubarb, trimmed and sliced into 1cm pieces
  • 500 g strawberries, hulled and halved if large

Method

1. Put the water, sugar, lemon zest and juice in a saucepan with the vanilla pod and seeds. Bring to a simmer.

2. Add the rhubarb and simmer for 3 minutes.

3. Add the strawberries and simmer for 5 minutes.

4. Allow to cool, then remove the vanilla pod.

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