Rhubarb Apple Ginger Crunch Trifle

Introducing the delicious Rhubarb Apple Ginger Crunch Trifle – a tempting dessert that will leave your taste buds wanting more! This recipe combines the spice of rhubarb, the sweetness of apples and the warm spice of ginger to create a truly irresistible treat. But guess what? You can also turn this delicious dessert into a healthy breakfast option by simply doubling the amount of delicious fruits and healthy oats. Enjoy it in the morning with a dollop of creamy yogurt and add a whole new level of deliciousness to your breakfast experience!


  • 85g coarse oatmeal flour
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 100g golden powdered sugar
  • 3 Bramley apples (about 800g total), peeled, cored and cut into 2cm wedges)
  • 2 scoops of ginger in syrup, 1 chopped, 1 shaved
  • 700 g pink rhubarb, cleaned and cut into thumb-length pieces
  • 284ml and 142ml cups of double cream
  • 600 ml pot of ready-made vanilla pudding
  • about 300 g ginger cake (store-bought), cut into thick slices
  • 1 tbsp ginger wine

Preparation steps

  1. Heat the oats, ground ginger and half the sugar in a non-stick frying pan until the sugar begins to caramelize and toast the oats, stirring frequently. Tip onto non-stick baking paper to cool and then break into crumbly nuggets. Prepare up to 2 days in advance and store in an airtight container.
  2. Place the apples in a large saucepan and then add the chopped ginger, 50ml water and the remaining icing sugar. Bring to a simmer, then simmer gently for about 7 minutes, adding the rhubarb halfway through cooking, until soft but not mushy. Add more sugar if desired and let cool. Prepare up to 1 day in advance and store in the refrigerator.
  3. Lightly whip the cream and fold half of it into the cream.
  4. Line the bottom of a large serving bowl with cake, sprinkle the wine over the top, then spoon over the fruit, allowing the excess juice to drain.
  5. Add a layer of oat flakes, cover with the custard and finish with the remaining cream, ginger slices and oat flakes.
  6. Best put together just before serving. Each element can be prepared the day before and then layered for consumption.

Nutritional Information

634 40g 22g 67g 48g 4g 7g 0.53g

Equipment and tools

To prepare this recipe you will need the following equipment and tools:

  • mixing bowl
  • Whisk or electric mixer
  • Big pot
  • wooden spoon
  • Casserole dish or trifle dish
  • Knife
  • peeler
  • cutting board
  • measuring spoon
  • measuring cup
  • spatula

Allergen information

This recipe contains the following allergens:

  • Oatmeal (may contain gluten)
  • Ginger
  • cream (milk)
  • Vanilla pudding (milk)
  • Ginger cake (may contain gluten)

Please consider these allergens if you or your guests have dietary restrictions or allergies.

Storage and leftovers

This little treat can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. If there are any leftovers, cover the trifle pan tightly with plastic wrap or place in an airtight container. When you’re ready to serve the leftovers, remove them from the refrigerator and let them sit at room temperature for a few minutes to prevent them from cooling down.

Health Benefits of Rhubarb, Apple and Ginger Crunch Trifle

The Rhubarb Apple Ginger Crunch Trifle not only satisfies your sweet tooth but also offers several health benefits. Let’s take a closer look at the key ingredients and their benefits:


Rhubarb is a low-calorie vegetable that contains several essential nutrients. It is an excellent source of fiber that promotes healthy digestion and prevents constipation. Rhubarb is also rich in vitamins C and K and offers antioxidant properties that boost the immune system and support healthy blood clotting.


Apples are full of fiber, especially a soluble fiber called pectin. This type of fiber helps lower cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar levels, making apples a good choice for people with diabetes or at risk for heart disease. Apples also contain vitamins A and C and antioxidants, which promote overall health and reduce the risk of chronic disease.


Ginger has long been used for its medicinal properties. It is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, which can help reduce inflammation in the body and protect against cell damage. Ginger also promotes digestion, relieves nausea and can have a positive effect on relieving muscle pain and soreness.


The coarse oatmeal used in this recipe gives the trifle a delicious crunch and nutritional value. Oatmeal is a whole grain that is high in fiber and contains important minerals such as manganese, phosphorus and magnesium. It is known to support heart health, regulate blood sugar levels and provide sustained energy release.

Vanilla pudding and double cream

The use of vanilla pudding and double cream gives the trifle creaminess and richness. While these ingredients are high in calories and saturated fats, they also provide a good amount of calcium, which is essential for strong bones and teeth.

Ginger cake and ginger wine

The ginger cake and ginger wine give the trifle a nice spicy touch. Although these ingredients are not particularly nutritious, ginger itself adds a unique flavor and, as mentioned above, offers health benefits.

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