Roasted rhubarb and custard crunch

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes plus cooling
  • Cooking time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes, plus 10 minutes cooling 30 minutes

Serves: 4


400g essential Waitrose 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 pack Waitrose Pomegranate Seeds


1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Warm the custard according to pack instructions.

4. 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