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Because it's very tart, rhubarb is always cooked with sugar (or other sweetener). It is often combined with red fruits, such as strawberries or raspberries, to enhance the color and complement the flavor.

Source: Everyday Food, May 2005
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  • Ann F
    17 JUN, 2014
    My Dearest Martha, I hereby forgive you for those horrific waffle iron Christmas cookies because of this genius rhubarb compote. Yay. Yours Most Sincerely, Ann
  • hochreiterhill
    12 MAY, 2013
    Hi, I add lemon juice,to the rhubarb, and berries sometime, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, a little grand mariner if you like put over angel food cake. it seems I have rhubarb all summer long! Love it
  • Mybobba
    18 MAY, 2012
    I would love to can this, is it possible?
  • lisascout
    30 JUN, 2009
    This is one of the best Everyday Food recipes I have ever used, and it is wonderful. Probably the simplest and most effective recipe I've ever made.

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