A Taste of Spring Pudding

4 cups (1 litre) fresh rhubarb
3 medium Ontario apples
1 pint (500ml) fresh Ontario strawberries
2 cups (500ml) water
1/2 to 3/4 cup (125-188ml) Ontario maple syrup
1 tsp (5ml) vanilla
1 1/2 cups (375ml) plain yogurt

Rinse the fruit. Cut the tough ends off the rhubarb; peel and core the apples, hull the strawberries. Chop all the fruit into 2 cm pieces. In a large saucepan, bring the fruit to a boil with the water. Lower the heat and add the maple syrup and vanilla. Stir to combine, and let the fruit simmer. After about 15 minutes, begin to mash the softened fruit. Continue to simmer about 1 hour or more, mashing occasionally until the sauce is fairly smooth. Remove it from the heat. Refrigerate at least 3 hours. Just before serving stir in yogurt.


The Association’s Mission is to provide knowledge and leadership to grow the farm fresh experience. Ontario Farm Fresh Marketing Association (OFFMA) was founded in 1973 as a not-for-profit, educational, and promotional organization. Its general membership is made up of dedicated Ontario farmers with a keen interest in promoting the direct farm sales industry (which includes on-farm markets and pick-your-own operations) and encouraging improvements and maintaining integrity in the industry.

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