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Rhubarb and Apple Deconstructed Crumble Recipe

Rhubarb and Apple Deconstructed Crumble Recipe

Credit: Meg Thompson

Each component of this is delicious in its own right, but combined they make a force to be reckoned with. Plus, it makes a lovely protein and fibre-rich dessert. If you’re lucky you might have some compote or crumble left to dress your morning porridge with — yum!

Serves: 3-4 



  • 1 cup natural yoghurt
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • Compote
  • 3–4 stalks rhubarb, leaves discarded
  • 1 apple, cored & diced
  • Rose water
  • 3–4 cardamom pods
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp water

  • Crumble
  • 40g pecans (or your favourite nut), roughly chopped
  • 40g almond meal
  • 10g pepitas
  • 20g pistachios
  • 10g butter, cold from fridge and cubed
  • 1 tbsp black (or white) sesame seeds

  • Toppings
  • Cacao nibs
    Rose petals
  • Coconut
  1. Combine yoghurt, maple syrup and vanilla and place into fridge until needed.
  2. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  3. Slice rhubarb stalks into 5cm pieces, and place in small saucepan with the rest of compote ingredients.
  4. Cook on low–medium heat until fruit is softened and comes together in pink blend.
  5. Meanwhile, combine crumble ingredients and rub together between fingers to coat nuts and seeds in butter.
  6. Place on lined baking tray and bake for 10–12 mins.
  7. Layer yoghurt mix, compote and crumble in bowl or glass, and top with desired extras.


Meg Thompson

Meg Thompson is a practising naturopath, cook, mother, writer and passionate wholefood enthusiast based in Melbourne. Meg’s interest in health, food and the role of food as medicine has shaped her career and lifestyle. Following an early career in psychology and education, she completed studies in naturopathy, nutrition and herbal medicine and now runs a successful clinical practice. Meg works from a philosophy that food is much more than something to fill our bellies, but a source of nourishment, deliciousness, education, ritual and celebration, best shared with those we love.