Dried fruit slice recipe
This dried fruit slice is full of delicious dried fruit that is rehydrated into a lovely sweet compote. Slice it up for lunch boxes or afternoon tea treats.
- 2 cups dried fruit, roughly chopped
- 1 tsp vanilla paste
- 2 cups (500ml) water
- 1 1/2 cups (225g) wholemeal flour
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1 cup (160g) brown sugar
- 3/4 cup (170g) butter, chilled and diced
- 1 egg, cold
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced) and line a 20 x 30cm lamington tin with baking paper.
Place the dried fruit and vanilla in a small saucepan and cover with 2 cups water. Place over a gentle heat and cook for 10-15 minutes or until the fruit has softened completely into a jammy compote. Set aside to cool.
Meanwhile, place the remaining ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and blitz just until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Place in the fridge until ready to bake.
Press half of the mixture into the tin, cover with the fruit compote and then top with remaining mixture. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden on top. Let cool, then slice into squares.
- You can use dried peaches, plums or pears for this recipe. On this occasion I used dried peaches.
- I used a 20 x 20cm cake tin for this slice because I loaned my lamington tin to a friend. If you make it in a laminton tin it will be slightly flatter and less dense.
- This recipe was created by Sophie Hansen for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder. You can follow Sophie on Local is Lovely, Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.