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Rhubarb Compote with Yogurt & Almonds

My Grandma Dot used to make rhubarb compote and always had some in the freezer when I came to visit. This breakfast is a tribute to her. No two stalks of rhubarb are exactly alike, so make sure to taste the compote before you chill it. It should be tart, but sometimes it needs a little extra sugar. —Michael Hoffman, Brooklyn, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 cups finely chopped fresh rhubarb
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 cups reduced-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted


  • In a small saucepan, combine rhubarb, sugar and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or until rhubarb is tender, stirring occasionally. Transfer to a bowl; cool slightly. Refrigerate until cold.
  • In a small bowl, whisk yogurt and honey until blended. Spoon into serving dishes. Top with compote; sprinkle with almonds.
Editor's Note
To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup yogurt with about 2 tablespoons compote and 2 tablespoons almonds: 218 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 49mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 2g fiber), 14g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 1 starch, 1 reduced-fat milk, 1 fat.

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  • amehart
    Jul 4, 2017

    This was wonderful and super simple to make. I doubled the recipe and used it with the yogurt and honey to make parfaits. Had some leftover compote on ice cream and it was delicious!! Will definitely make again and again.

  • bicktasw
    Jun 24, 2017

    This delicious recipe is reminiscent of the stewed rhubarb my mother used to make. Serving it over honey flavored yogurt and topping it off with toasted sliced almonds makes a wonderful dish for brunch ..... or even a late night snack! I followed the recipe exactly except I use orange juice instead of water in the rhubarb and added a splash of vanilla extract to the yogurt! Five star rating for sure!

  • bicktasw
    Jun 24, 2017

    This is such an easy recipe! It takes me back to my childhood when my mother would make "stewed rhubarb sauce". This "update" with the honey flavored yogurt and sliced almonds is delicious. I followed the recipe exactly except that, instead of water, I used orange juice and added a splash of vanilla extract to the yogurt. Five stars for sure!!

  • shannondobos
    Jun 19, 2017

    I love how simple this recipe is. The compote is delicious and I love the crunch the almonds add. This compote seems so versatile. Next time I'm going to try it over vanilla or strawberry yogurt (and omit the honey), as well as with a sprinkling of granola instead of almonds! Great recipe!

  • LPHJKitchen
    Jun 18, 2017

    Rhubarb is such a great summer treat in our area but we usually just make pie. Not anymore! We'll be enjoying this more often! SO easy to make. The only changes I made were replacing the sugar with honey but I loved how it was still tangy with just a hint of sweet. This would also be great with some vanilla ice cream!

  • cast_iron_king
    Jun 14, 2017

    This is one of those recipes that makes me slap my head and say, 'why didn't I think of this??' I love making my own yogurt and fruit combinations, and I love rhubarb, but somehow yogurt with rhubarb has never crossed my mind!I made the compote as written, and it was insanely easy. Just the right balance of tart and sweet. It blended beautifully with the Greek yogurt/honey combination. I didn't use the almonds because of dietary restrictions, but, they would be fantastic for those who like their yogurt with a bit of crunch. Five stars for it's simplicity, creativity, and unique take on fruited yogurt. I served it for dessert, but there's only two of us, so the left over is going to make a perfect and quick breakfast for me in the morning.Rd Stendel-Freels - Volunteer Field Editor