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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.53 / 5 (302 votes)

Prep time:
20 min
Cook time:
20 min

Simple to make and delicious to eat, James Martin's ginger and rhubarb crumble will be an all-time favourite


1. Preheat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Place the rhubarb chunks on a shallow roasting pan, sprinkle with the water and caster sugar and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the stem ginger.

2. Reduce the oven temperature to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Tip the rhubarb mixture into a baking dish about 4cm deep.

3. For the crumble: combine the butter, demerara sugar and flour in a bowl. Rub with your fingers until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Sprinkle the crumble evenly over the rhubarb and bake for 10 minutes, until golden.

4. Allow to cool slightly before serving with ice cream or double cream.


  • 10 stalks rhubarb, trimmed and cut into 5cm chunks
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2-3 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp chopped preserved stem ginger, in syrup
  • ice cream or double cream, to serve

For the crumble:

  • 100 g butter, softened
  • 100 g demerara sugar
  • 180-200g plain flour

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My son has suddenly decided that crumbles are the best desserts ever, so I have to make some once a week. This was quick and quite similar to my personal recipe for other fruits so the whole family thought it was fabulous. It has joined our collection!

AbiA72272 AbiA72272  Posted 11 Aug 2013 8:45 PM

I did not have much time but wanted to make a rhubarb crumble for my family who were visiting me. The receipe was easy to follow, very quick to make and we all enoyed it very much. It also worked out quite inexpensive which is a bonus in todays climate. 10/10.

RosalynW9714 RosalynW9714  Posted 26 Mar 2011 2:34 PM

It's the first time I have cooked my rhubarb this way,but I found it much better. The crumble was delicious and everyone cleared their dishes

GloriaS68570 GloriaS68570  Posted 07 Mar 2011 10:55 PM

really yummy I added some of the ginger syrup and some vanilla fantastic great with ice-cream sitting infront of a coal fire

Tina & Col Tina & Col Posted 12 Nov 2009 3:33 PM