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Recipe

Apple, cranberry and coconut slice

Packed with juicy apples and chewy cranberries, this sweet crumbly coconut slice is beautiful served fresh out of the oven.

  • 30 mins preparation
  • 40 mins cooking
  • Serves 20
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut, plus 2 tablespoons extra
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 185 gram butter, chilled, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 400 gram can, mashed apple pie fruit
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Method

Apple, cranberry and coconut slice
  • 1
    Preheat oven to moderate, 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Lightly grease and line a 3cm deep, 20cmx30cm slice pan with baking paper.
  • 2
    Place flours, coconut, icing sugar and butter in a food processor. Pulse until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add egg, processing until dough just comes together. Turn out onto a lightly-floured surface. Knead gently until smooth.
  • 3
    Press two thirds of dough into base of pan to an even thickness. Chill until required.
  • 4
    Shape remaining dough into a thick log and wrap in plastic wrap. Freeze for 30 minutes, until firm.
  • 5
    Spread apple evenly over dough base. Sprinkle with cranberries, brown sugar and cinnamon. Grate frozen dough over the top. Sprinkle with extra coconut.
  • 6
    Bake 35-40 minutes, until firm to the touch. Allow to cool completely in pan. Cut into squares to serve.

Notes

This slice can also be eaten warm with custard, cream or ice-cream as a delicious dessert. Store in an airtight container.

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