Roasted Rhubarb & Custard Crunch

For those who love the strong taste of rhubarb and ginger, you will certainly love this tasty and colourful custard recipe. A dessert one must try to truly appreciate.

Serves 4
Prepare 10 mins + cooling
Cook 20 mins


400g Rhubarb, cut into 3cm lengths
4cm piece root ginger, peeled and thickly sliced
50g golden caster sugar
Small knob of butter
2 tbsp Waitrose Orange Blossom Honey
50g jumbo rolled oats
2 tbsp roughly chopped shelled pistachios
500g custard
110g Pomegranate Seeds


Preheat the oven to 200ºC, gas mark 6. Place the rhubarb and ginger in a baking dish and sprinkle with the sugar. Cover with foil and roast for 10 minutes then remove the foil and cook for a further 10 minutes or so until tender and syrupy.

Meanwhile, heat the butter and honey together in a large, non-stick frying pan. Add the oats and pistachios and cook for 3–4 minutes, stirring, until golden brown. Tip out onto a plate and leave to cool.

Warm the custard according to pack instructions.

Divide the rhubarb between 4 small sundae glasses (discarding the ginger slices) and spoon over the warm custard. Top with the crunchy oat mixture and a sprinkling of pomegranate seeds.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Waitrose.