This fabulous apple slice is great for lunch boxes or an afternoon tea. It freezes well if the family doesn’t polish it off on the same day. You can use any apples you have available.
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Makes: about 25–30 squares
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup of caster sugar
- 90g of unsalted butter, melted
- 4 apples (use whichever variety you have in the fruit bowl)
- 1 tsp of vanilla essence
- 1 tbsp of caster sugar (additional)
- 1½ cups of self raising flour
- icing sugar mixture for dusting
- Preheat the oven to 180ºC (160ºC fan forced).
- Grease or line an 18 x 28 cm baking tin or equivalent.
- Mix the eggs, sugar and melted butter together in a bowl.
- Grate the apples (leaving the skin on) and add vanilla and extra caster sugar to the apples and set aside.
- Add the flour into the egg mix and stir with a fork to make a runny batter.
- Pour two thirds of the batter into the baking tin to cover the base.
- Spread apple mix evenly over the batter in the baking tin, then top with remaining batter. Don’t worry if it doesn’t entirely cover the apple mixture, it spreads when cooking.
- Place tray in the oven and bake for 35–40 minutes.
- Remove from the oven, allow to cool then sprinkle with icing sugar mixture.
- Cut into smaller squares and freeze any leftovers for lunchboxes.
If using Granny Smith apples or particularly juicy apples, you may want to squeeze the grated apple mix before spreading over the batter. There will appear to be too much grated apple, but use it all as it cooks down. Remember you don’t need much batter of the top as it does spread.