Recipe

Fruit chews

Brown sugar gives this nutty slice the colour and taste of caramel.

  • 40 mins cooking
  • Makes 24 Item
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Ingredients

Fruit chews
  • 90 gram (3 ounces) butter, chopped
  • 1/3 cup (75g) firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup (185g) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 1 egg yolk
Topping
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (220g) firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup (50g) self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup (85g) raisins
  • 3/4 cup (120g) sultanas
  • 1 1/4 cup (185g) roasted unsalted peanuts
  • 1 cup (80g) desiccated coconut

Method

Fruit chews
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Grease 20cm x 30cm (8-inch x 12-inch) lamington pan; line with baking paper, extending paper 5cm (2-inches) over long sides.
  • 2
    Place butter and sugar in medium saucepan; stir over medium heat until butter is melted. Stir in sifted flour and egg yolk. Press mixture over base of pan.
  • 3
    Bake about 10 minutes or until browned lightly; cool.
  • 4
    Make fruit and nut topping. Beat eggs and sugar in small bowl with electric mixer until changed to a lighter colour and thickened slightly; fold in sifted flour. Transfer mixture to large bowl, stir in remaining ingredients.
  • 5
    Spread topping over cold base. Bake a further 30 minutes or until browned lightly. Cool in pan before cutting.

Notes

Store slice in an airtight container for up to one week.

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