I have never made this and I'm not sure what "vanilla essence" is, but I assume it's vanilla extract. I have a large collection of rhubarb recipes.


  • 1 12 lbs. rhubarb
  • 5 1/2 oz. brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • Juice and rind of 1/2 orange
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla essence
  • 8 fl. oz. cream
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • Grand Marnier to taste


1. Prepare the rhubarb and place in a saucepan with the sugar, cloves, orange juice and peel.
2. Cook lightly for about 15 minutes stirring occasionally, until the rhubarb has reduced to a thick paste.
3. Add the vanilla essence.
4. Transfer to a bowl and leave to cool in the fridge.
5. Whip the cream with the sugar and Grand Marnier. Fold into the cold rhubarb mixture. Divide the rhubarb mixture between 6 individual dessert glasses and chill until ready to serve.

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Submitted 6/4/05.
Source: my collection
Submitted By: Linda Wilson
Rhubarb Fool