Fruity Slices

20 minutes
Not specified



  • 12oz Soft Margarine or Butter
  • 6oz Caster Sugar
  • 18oz Plain Flour


  • 8oz Dried Apricots, chopped
  • 8oz Stoned Dates
  • 2 large Cooking Apples, peeled and cored
  • Orange Juice


  1. Line a 9" by 12" cooking tin with parchment
  2. Mix all shortbread ingredients together - they will resemble breadcrumbs
  3. Put almost half the mixture into the bottom of the lined tin and pat flat.
  4. Place chopped dates, apricots and cooking apple into a saucepan and pour over sufficient orange juice to cover. Cook until mushy and leave to go cold.
  5. Spread cooled mixture over shortbread.
  6. Cover with remaining shortbread and pat down. Generously sprinkle top with caster sugar. Place in pre-heated oven 180C, 350F, Gas 4 until pale golden. Leave to cool then cut into slices.

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