Apple & coconut slice

Prep 25 mins | Cook 40 mins | Serves 8

When Golden Delicious apples are out of season use Granny Smith apples.
1 cup plain flour
¾ 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

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 almost tender but still holding their shape. Stand for 5 minutes. Uncover, drain excess juice 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 caster sugar 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.

Good for you ... Golden Delicious Apples
Golden Delicious Apples

A good source of dietary fibre that helps keep us regular.

Provide vitamin C. Among its many functions, vitamin C contributes to collagen which plays a role in healthy gums, teeth, bones, cartilage and skin.

Low GI (less than 55) which means the natural sugars in apples are slowly digested to glucose