Apple flapjack trifle

Buttery apple flapjack trifle with crispy nuggets of of sugared and spiced oats – perfect for sharing

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:15 mins
    Plus cooling time
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 573
  • fat 38g
  • saturates 23g
  • carbs 54g
  • sugars 21g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 6g
  • salt 0.3g


  • 100g porridge oats
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 50g light muscovado sugar
  • 50g butter
  • 7-8 Cox's or russet apples, depending on size
  • 25g butter
  • 25g golden caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp blackcurrant coulis (you will find it in small bottles in the chiller cabinet alongside the creams, or by the canned fruit)
  • 500g carton fresh custard
  • 284ml carton double cream


  1. Mix the oats, spice and sugar. Melt the butter in a frying pan, add the oats and fry for about 5 minutes, stirring all the time, until they are lightly toasted and crisp (they become crispier still on cooling). Tip into a bowl and leave to cool.

  2. Peel, core and thickly slice the apples. Melt the butter in the frying pan until it is foaming, add the apples and fry quickly over a fairly high heat, flipping them over when they start to colour. Sprinkle over the sugar and cook for a further 2-3 minutes, until the apples are slightly softened. Leave to cool.

  3. Layer half the apples and almost half the oats in a glass serving dish, repeat, setting aside a few oats. Drizzle over the coulis, then spoon over the custard. Whip the cream until stiff, then spoon over the custard. Scatter over the remaining oats. Serve straight away or chill for up to 6 hours.

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