Spring Compote

Preparation info
  • Yield:

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Jewish Holiday Cooking

By Jayne Cohen

Published 2008

  • About

Bracing yet sweet, like the orange on some of the newest seder plates, this fresh compote features not just citrus, but rhubarb, raspberries, and prunes. Accompanied by light, homemade macaroons, it makes a perfect ending to the rich seder meal.


  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 vanilla bean, split


Place 2 cups water and the sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla bean in a medium, non-reactive saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the rhubarb and prunes and simmer over low heat until the rhubarb is just tender, 7 to 10 minutes. Don’t allow it to get too soft—it will “cook” further while macerating. Using a slo