Apple flapjack trifle

Apple flapjack trifle

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(9 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins Plus cooling time


Serves 6
Buttery apple flapjack trifle with crispy nuggets of of sugared and spiced oats - perfect for sharing

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal573
  • fat38g
  • saturates23g
  • carbs54g
  • sugars21g
  • fibre3g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.3g
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  • 100g porridge oats
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 50g light muscovado sugar
  • 50g butter



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For the filling

  • 7-8 Cox's or russet apples, depending on size
  • 25g butter



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  • 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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6th Sep, 2017
This was definitely a winner in our household but I would suggest making custard from scratch as it finishes it off nicely. It was also really easy to make.
16th Dec, 2014
I love this, I much prefer it to a traditional recipe.
Pickle von Moom
30th Jan, 2012
Loved this. It was really easy to make and even easier to eat! In fact I might go and make another one now.........!!
28th Oct, 2011
I made it yesterday for 17 peoples. Everyone loved it.
12th Oct, 2011
I had to add extra cream too but it was an easy pudding to make for my family coming round for dinner and everyone enjoyed it. I think I still prefer the classic version though.
29th Mar, 2011
I made this for dessert at a recent dinner party of mine, which was jolly good fun. When I brought it out there was gasps of excitement coming from all my guests and the taste didn't disappoint either! Absolutely delicious although I had to add some extra cream! :D
2nd Dec, 2010
Really easy to make & delicious
16th Nov, 2009
Really impressed the inlaws with this one!
29th Sep, 2008
Really easy to make and gives a fabulous aroma in the kitchen when cooking the oats and apples. Very filling though so not great after a heavy meal.
13th Feb, 2008
a great recipe, would serve in individual glasses next time. The kids thought it was great.
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