Apple Slice

Grandma's Apple Slice

Welcome, it’s lovely to meet you! this slice is my absolute favourite recipe. I hope you love it too.  Bake it, then settle in with a cup of tea. Maybe you’d like these too, and these are super quick and delicious.

This was published in the Herald Sun on Friday 24th of May

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Mary Bond is my grandma, my mum’s mum. The slice mentioned is light and fluffy, crispy and browned on top, with tender bites of apples nestled throughout the slice, a recipe that I have also baked hundreds and hundreds of times.

The Herald Sun has contacted Grandma and they are going to re-publish the recipe, but I thought I’d share it with you guys first.

Update: here is the re-published recipe. Printed in The Herald Sun Thursday 30th of May.

Apple Slice

Apple Slice
Author: Mary Bond
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Ingredients
  • 3 apples – peel, cored and cut into 1cm chunks
  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 125 gm butter – melted
  • 1 egg
Instructions
  1. Add apples, sugar and flour to large mixing bowl, combine.
  2. Add butter and egg, stir until well combined.
  3. Press into lined slice tray.
  4. sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
  5. Bake 180 degrees for 35 – 40 mins.

 

114 thoughts on “Apple Slice

      1. Hi it says 125gms in the recipe, 250gms would be a lot of butter in ratio to the other ingredients?

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  1. Just goes to show such a simple recipe will stand the test of time and be a family favourite through the generations. What a lovely thank you letter too.

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  2. I have been cooking this slice since my mum gave me the recipe, that she cut from the Sun 25 years ago…
    Good recipes never go out of fashion

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      1. Hi Clare,
        Just rang my sister in Italy, she has mums recipe book ( the original) and she says.
        ” yes it’s cut out of the Sun” so there you go, I’ve been baking the ” original” .
        My mum was a huge collector of recipes and scrap booked into exercise books all the true, tried and tested recipes.
        I’m glad I could share with you..

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      2. That’s so amazing, Clare’s grandmother is my mum. Wait til i tell her how far this one little recipe has travelled. On a day when i am reading about the tragic murder of a young woman, simple stories and connections bring happiness. Thanks

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  3. clare,i love how this looks and is so simple to make,just one question it looks like it has sugar and spice sprinkled over the top,is this done before or after it is cooked.

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  4. Can you let me know what size slice tray is best for this slice? is it meant to be tall or thin ( like a caramel slice) i really want to make this weekend but not overcook it. Thanks x

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  5. Lovely post – so nice to know that these recipes in newspapers resonate so widely – wonder if the same will be said of so many of these quirky modern recipes in newspapers! I am bookmarking this recipe as it looks much simpler than my mum’s apple slice which involves a layer of apples in the middle

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  6. Dear Clare,
    I am living in the middle of The Netherlands near the river Rhine – in a nice little senior-house with a little sunny garden. When I started to live there I bought myself a small young APPEL tree and in the healthy riverclay the tree grew and grew … after two years the first blossems came, right to the trunk, so did the appels a while after the blossems where gone !!!! This year I discovered 7 appel together on a row thight together – the appels are as big as you can hold in one hand and the colour is wine-red – I will make a photo of it !! And ……. these appels I will use in your Grandma’s receipt !!!!!

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    1. I would love so much to see photos of your beautiful apples and if you make my grandma’s slice, I’d love to see photos of that too.

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  7. I have just made this slice and it is lovely. So simple to make and tastes great, what a wonderful family recipe. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. can you say if it matters whether eating apples or cooking apples are used in the apple slices? Thank you.

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  9. This was so good! And so simple. I made it with my 3 yr old and she had a great time. I was wondering if you have tried it with any other fruit? I’m thinking of playing around with the ingredients a little.
    Thanks for sharing this. It’s going in my recipe journal

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    1. So glad you liked it Tracy, it really is my favourite. I have heard of others making it with grapes, and I’ve made it with pears.

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  10. I’ve just made this (it’s currently 1:16am, but my son wants it for school lunch tomorrow lol). I completely missed the part about the sugar and cinnamon on top, but it still tastes absolutely beautiful. While mixing it I kept thinking that it was never going to work because it looked so dry but the results were very pleasing.

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    1. So glad you liked it Kirsty! It’s such a family favourite here! Never mind about the cinnamon and sugar, give it a go next time.

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  11. Thank you for this great recipe. I made it, but added 1 small teaspoon of cinnamon . We have just enjoyed a piece with a cup of tea. It is delicious.

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  12. Made this today with my kids (3&7). We swapped one apple for a cup of frozen blueberries and it was delish. Thanks for the recipe 😊

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  13. Just made this and already sampled the finished slice while it was still warm. Such an easy recipe and a delicious slice. Will definitely share this recipe around.

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      1. I am so glad i found you today. And – I was looking for an apple recipe to try before I decided on a recipe to take to a large church function for dessert this sunday. I made ‘Grandma’s Apple Cake’ for just my husband and myself tonight (I’m an old grandma myself but still enjoy cooking) but I kind of halved the recipe and used dried apple rings which I first stewed in a saucepan. They worked just fine and the dessert was simply delicious. I will definitely make it for Sunday night but I will probably double the ingredients – and still use rehydrated apple rings, slightly chopped. I also added chopped walnuts on the top. It’s a wonderful recipe, so simple and adaptable to whatever is available. I thought I could use tinned apples too should I not have fresh apples on hand.
        Thank you Clare.

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  14. I loved it – and so did my family!
    Thank you so much for this recipe – i have shared it with my cooking friends….

    Angel Nair

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  15. Cannot wait to make the recipe. Only question I have s what size pan? I live in California I need some kind of measurement that I can translate to quarts or inches. Thanks so much Esther.

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  16. Hi Clare, I am so glad that I follow social media posts back to the source, if possible. I am glad to have read the story behind this slice, which I am excited to try. I will think of you and your Grandma every time I make it (and I imagine that will be often). Thanks for making my day, via gggiraffe.blogspot, via Pauline Robertson (healthyinspirationsforyou) on Facebook.

    I only include the reposters of your recipe for your information and because they had the respect to provide sources in their posts, too.

    Kerri

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    1. Thank you so much Kerri, for you kind words and letting me know which lovely people are sharing this recipe. I’m going to visit my Grandma this weekend, she’ll be so happy to hear about everyone baking her slice.

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  17. Thanks for the recipe
    I’ve just made it with gluten free flour & added a handful of sultanas, it came out a treat. It will be great warmed up & served with some cream for dessert tonight.
    thanks
    Helen

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  18. So I’ve had this recipe bookmarked for ages to try and I finally made it. And it’s truly delicious as everyone has said. This will definitely be made over and over again. Thank you grandmother from another happy baker

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  19. I’m now retired from teaching Home Economics, but I found that reprint of your Grandmothers Apple Slice recipe in the Herald Sun. I loved that it had first been printed 25 years earlier and decided that it would be a great slice for the Year 7s to make. The students loved it and it was made every term for the next few years by many children. In fact it is still being made at my old school by the new Home Ec teacher.
    I am diabetic but still make this slice but use Wholemeal flour and xylitol as the sweetener. I’ve added chopped strawberries, other berries, pears, gold and green kiwi fruit, nashi’s and apples plus combinations of fruit. I cut it when cold but store it in a container in the freezer as xylitol does not have the keeping properties of sugar. A slices thaws out in time to have with a cuppa. Delicious.

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  20. baking this now – I added a sprinkling of Cinnamon, nutmeg and mixed spices, another egg and milk to get the right consistency. Hopefully it turns out ok.

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