Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Dates & rhubarb make a lovely combination. Serve for breakfast with a cinnamon bun or plain bagel. I like some French Vanilla yogurt on it MMmm

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the rhubarb, dates, orangejuice, zest& cloves in a saucepan and barely cover with boiling water.
  2. Simmer until the dates and rhubarb are tender.
  3. Discard the cloves and add additional sweetener if you want to.
  4. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Most Helpful

Bergy, I made this with honey and ground cloves. I put a dollop of this on some hot oatmeal then added a splash of light cream. It tasted like date squares. I'm having breakfast more often! Thanks for posting. Barb

Aroostook May 13, 2002

I made this with honey and the ground cloves like Barbara suggested and it was delish!! I have this with natural yogurt for breakfast or as a dessert or anytime i'm passing the fridge and can't resist it!! ;-)

Tulip-Fairy June 10, 2002

The best stewed rhubarb I have ever tasted. I didn't have quite enough soft Parnoosh dates so I added a bit of date syrup/molasses, the whole cloves, plus creamed honey to keep it healthy and the orange. I love the flavour that added.

UmmBinat June 02, 2011