Rhubarberry Mash

What's a "mash"? Well, it's a "compote," which is just a fancy word for cooked or stewed fruit. Stewed fruit is cooked slowly in liquid. Serve alone, with a dollop (spoonful) of yogut, or use as a sauce on yogut or ice cream. You can even serve it as a sauce for... chicken or pork. 

Hands-on time:
10 minutes
Total time:
30 minutes

Kitchen Gear

Cutting board
Sharp knife
Measuring cup
Measuring spoons
Cooking pot


1 1⁄2 cups chopped trimmed rhubarb
2 cups mixed berries, including blueberries, raspberries, or quartered strawberries
1⁄2 teaspoon cornstarch or flour
1⁄2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons maple syrup, honey, or brown sugar


Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your kitchen gear and ingredients and put them on a clean counter.

  1. Put the rhubarb, berries and cornstarch into the saucepan and put the saucepan on the stove. With the help of your adult,turn the heat to medium, cover and bring to a boil. Cook about 7 minutes, stirring with the spoon from time to time.
  2. With the help of your adult, turn the heat to low, uncover and cook until the rhubarb is soft and the mixture has thickened, about 15 minutes.
  3. Add the lemon juice and sweetener and stir well.
  4. Set aside to cool a little bit and serve warm. Or cover and refrigerate overnight.

Add raisins, currants, dried apricots or any other dried fruit if you like.