Apple & coconut slice


Preparation: 25 mins
Cooking: 40 mins
Serves: 8

When Golden Delicious apples are out of season use Granny Smith apples.

Ingredients:
1 cup plain flour¾ cup caster sugar
2½ cups desiccated coconut
100g butter, melted
1 kg Golden Delicious apples,peeled, cored and sliced
1 tsp ground cinnamon
3 free-range eggs, lightly beaten
Icing sugar, for dusting

Method:

Step 1: Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease and line an 18cm x 28cm x 2-3cm deep baking pan with baking paper.

Step 2: Combine flour,½ cup caster sugar, ½ cup coconut and butter in a medium bowl and mix well to combine. Press mixture evenly into pan base. Bake for 12-15 minutes until light golden.

Step 3: Meanwhile, place apples and cinnamon in a wide large microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high/100% for 8-9 minutes or until almosttender but still holding their shape. Stand for 5 minutes. Uncover, drain excessjuice and set aside to cool slightly. Spoon apples over the warm biscuit base.

Step 4: Lightly beat eggs in a medium bowl. Add the remaining ¼ cup castersugar and 2 cups coconut and mix until well combined. Spread coconut mixture over apples, pressing down firmly. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden. Set aside to in the pan. Dust lightly with icing sugar, slice and serve.

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