Spiced Honey-Braised Rhubarb

Spiced Honey-Braised Rhubarb

This spiced rhubarb compote is sweet and spicy and the perfect light dessert.  


makes 4 cups


1 pound (about 6 stalks) rhubarb, cut into 2-inch pieces

1-2 oranges, juiced

¼ cup honey

½ teaspoon sea salt

½ teaspoon ground cardamom

½ teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon star anise extract

1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or extract

1 (1/2 inch) piece ginger, peeled and thinly sliced



Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Mix together the rhubarb, 3/4 cup orange juice, honey, salt, cardamom, cinnamon, star anise, vanilla and sliced ginger in a 9" x 13" baking dish. Bake, stirring occasionally, until the rhubarb is tender, about 10-15 minutes. Let cool to room temperature.

Serve over yogurt, ice cream or even in meringue cups with freshly whipped cream. 


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