I had some apple, pear and rhubarb mulling around my kitchen. I decided to jazz them up with a little sugar and vanilla and make some stewed fruit. Fantastic on porridge or mixed with a little yogurt or even on top of vanilla ice cream. If you do not have any vanilla pods, a bay leaf or a bit of ginger would also be delicous.
2 stalks of rhubarb cut into 2cm cubes
4 tblsp of caster sugar
Peel and dice the apple and pear and put into a medium saucepan with the sugar and the diced rhubarb. Split a vanilla pod down the centre and scrape out the seeds. Put the seeds and the pod into the pan along with the fruit. Put the pan onto a high heat and bring to the simmer. Simmer the fruit until the rhubarb breaks down an dthe apple and pear are tender, about 6 minutes. Turn off the heat and pour the stewed fruit into a clean jar. Leave to cool.