Tangy and tart and sweet, the best of all worlds. This fruity slice would make a wonderful dessert teamed with vanilla ice cream, a blob of clotted cream or even custard. I love cooked apple and the berries added an extra tartness that was definitely welcome.
I used frozen berries, a mixture of strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries.
Apple and Berry Slice
375g Plain Flour
90g White Sugar
250g Apples, peeled, cored and finely sliced
250g Blackberries or Raspberries (use frozen and thawed if fresh not available)
90g Caster Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence
60g Plain Flour
Rub together flour and butter. Add the eggs and White Sugar and form into a smooth dough.
Pat pastry into the base of a shallow baking tin (37 x 25cm) and press into corners.
Prick surface of pastry and bake blind in oven preheated to 190C for 10 to 15 mins or until pale golden.
Cover the pastry with sliced apples and berries.
Beat the eggs, Caster Sugar and vanilla essence together until mixture is pale and fluffy. Fold the flour in gently.
Spoon the mixture evenly over the apples and berries.
Return to the oven, reducing the heat to 180C and cook for 20 to 25 mins.
Cut into slices when cool.