Rhubarb and ginger crumble recipe

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This classic rhubarb and ginger crumble has been given a healthy makeover. The whole family are going to love tucking into this gorgeous fruit crumble.

Slimming World's rhubarb and ginger crumble
  • healthy
  • Low-fat
  • Nut-free
  • Slimming World
Preparation Time20 mins
Cooking Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Five A DayOne
Cost RangeCheap

This tasty rhubarb and ginger crumble is a great winter pud that's much healthier than other traditional crumble offerings.

Slimming World's rhubarb crumble (opens in new tab) is a real teatime treat that delivers classic British crumble flavours whilst helpfully being low in fat too. The tart, tender rhubarb is topped with a golden, crunchy crumble that packs a nice ginger punch. And it's incredibly quick and easy to whip up - taking just 45 minutes to make and bake. Allow to cool from the oven, before serving with a drizzle of low fat cream.


  • 500g rhubarb, trimmed and cut into small pieces
  • 3 tbsp sweetener
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • Finely grated zest of ½ orange
  • Fat free natural fromage frais, sweetened to taste, to serve
  • 50g plain flour
  • 40g extra-light spread
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp sweetener




  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C/Fan 180°C/Gas 6.
  2. Put the rhubarb, sweetener, ginger, orange zest and 5 tablespoons of water in a saucepan over a very low heat. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes until the flavours have combined. When the rhubarb is soft but still holding its shape, transfer it to a medium-sized baking dish.
  3. To make the crumble, put the flour and spread in a bowl and rub together with your fingers until you have a soft, crumbly mixture. Mix in the ginger and sweetener with your fingers then scatter the topping over the rhubarb. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden and serve hot with a dollop of fat free fromage frais.

Top tips for making rhubarb and ginger crumble:

Go for ‘forced’ rhubarb if you can get it – this more delicate, watermelon-pink variety is grown under pots and is in season in the early months of the year.

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