In the town I live there’s a terrific little fresh fruit and veggie shop that sources second quality, locally grown produce and I love it for many reasons: first, it’s cheap (if you shop there you can feed a family of four their fruit and veg for a week for around $10) and second, for the most part, the money you pay for the produce stays local. As a mum of two constantly hungry, growing kids, I’m so grateful for their everyday price of $1.50 per kg for red and green apples – this alone is worth the second trip to another store when doing the shopping! So when I saw this recipe floating around on Facebook a few months ago, the thought of making it didn’t make me panic at the price. It was such a simple slice to make, the result being a warm, fudgey, heart-warming offering – versatile enough to be morning or afternoon tea, or an easy dessert when served with cream or ice-cream. Using apples from Woolworth’s at $6/kg this recipe costs around $8 to make, though it works fine replacing the fresh apples with tinned ones too, making the cost $7. The quantities below fill a large roasting dish and yields 30-40 pieces of slice or enough dessert for a crowd of 30.
- 4 cups self raising flour
- 2 cup sugar
- 6 apples, peeled, cored and diced (I use the slinky apple machine) or 1.5 tins pie apple
- 250g butter or margarine
- 2 eggs
- 2 tabs sugar extra
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees and line a large roasting dish with baking paper.
2. In a large bowl, toss apples with self raising flour and sugar in a medium mixing bowl.
3. Melt butter in a small saucepan on the stovetop or in a small bowl in the microwave, and allow to cool a little. Stir in egg.
4. Pour butter and egg into the apple mixture and mix until combined.
5. Spoon into baking dish and evenly sprinkle extra sugar and cinnamon on top.
6. Bake at 180c for 35 to 40 minutes or until the top is golden brown and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. If it goes brown very quickly, cover with foil and return to oven for remainder of the cook time. Eat while still warm with a scoop of icecream for dessert or store for snacking on with a cup of tea or coffee.