We had these rhubarb parfaits for breakfast this morning. Once the kids saw the fancy glasses, they couldn’t wait to dig in. And even once they discovered it was plain yogurt with lightly sweetened stewed rhubarb, they finished the whole thing (we did add more granola to take away some of the tartness).
Thanks to Kelly for the great idea! It really is quite simple. A layer of stewed rhubarb, yogurt, stewed rhubarb and granola. The sugar content is completely up to you. I like to get away with as little sugar as possible, but if you prefer, you can add more sugar to the stewed rhubarb and use sweetened yogurt. In fact, you could even use ice cream or sweetened whip cream to turn this into a delicious dessert.
Simple Stewed Rhubarb Recipe
6 cups of diced rhubarb
1/4 cup of water (just to cover the bottom of the pot)
1/4 cup of sugar (adjust to suit your preference)
Toss all ingredients into a pot and cook until soft and tender.
Of course there are a lot of variations to the simple stewed rhubarb. You could…
- add spices like ginger, cinnamon or nutmeg
- add other fruit like strawberries, raspberries or apples
- add flavouring like vanilla, Drambuie, orange or lemon zest
- add thickeners like cornstarch, gelatin or tapioca for a thick sauce
But sometimes, simple is best.