How to use up old ginger: Rhubarb & Ginger Compote

Miss Thrifty4 May 24, 2012

rhubarb and ginger jam
Miss Thrifty reader Pizimac read my recent post about Frugal Grandma’s Jam Explosion, and decided to create a jam recipe of her own (pictured).

Doesn’t it look delicious? It’s Rhubarb & Ginger Jam/Compote. Not only is this a simple and useful recipe for using up old ginger, but rhubarb is on special offer in both Sainsburys and ASDA at the moment (two packets for £4.00).

Pizimac says:

“I’m pleased with how it turned out, it’s thick but not a jelly. Something between a compote and a jam. What is the difference?

“I was thinking they might make a good housewarming present for a friend with a new flat or to bring when visiting friends. If it lasts that long…”

The ingredients are as follows:

1kg rhubarb
Half a lemon
3cm of ginger
600g sugar

For the full recipe, visit Pizimac’s pretty blog, How I Got This Far.

Happy jamming!

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4 Responses to “How to use up old ginger: Rhubarb & Ginger Compote

Habibiboo says:

Love anything to do with rhubarb. Bear in mind that rhubarb plants are often available for about £2 in farm shops or smaller nurseries (proper farm-type ones, not Guardian reader farmer’s market type ones). Plant this year for next: they’re very easy to grow and the recipe will be even cheaper to follow next year (you’ll also get lots of lovely rhubarb & custard puddings out of a plant too – just supply your own custard)! X

May 24, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Arabella Bazley says:

That sounds delicious! And moving on to how to use up jams and compotes…., I swirl a couple of spoonfuls into a Muffin mix (homemade, not packet) which is always a great way to use up the ends of jars.

May 25, 2012 at 7:02 am

Miss Thrifty says:

@Habibiboo I have tried and failed with homegrown rhubarb! I thought I’d be onto a winner here, because we live just outside the infamous “Rhubarb Triangle”. But I’ve tried planting out rhubarb a couple of times… and it just disappears! Do the slugs eat it? I really don’t know. It seems terribly unfair though.

@Arabella Oooh, great idea! As you may recall from a previous post, we’ve been making banana bread in our muffin tray. Banana and strawberry bread… sounds yummy!

May 25, 2012 at 12:19 pm

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