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  • Egg free
  • Peanut free
  • Sesame free
  • Soy free
  • Shellfish free
  • Seafood free
  • Vegetarian

Sweet, sticky and just a little bit syrupy, this delicious apple slice recipe is a great morning tea or afternoon snack to use up pantry staples.

  • Serves16
  • Cook time45 minutes
  • Prep time20 minutes
Apple slice


  • 3 cups (450g) plain flour
  • 1 cup (80g) desiccated coconut
  • 3/4 cup (165g) caster sugar
  • 250g unsalted butter, very soft
  • 1/3 cup (45g) flaked almonds
  • 4 large granny smith apples, peeled, cored, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup (80g) sultanas
  • 1 lemon, rind finely grated, juiced
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 300ml pure cream
  • Icing sugar, to dust
  • Pouring cream, to serve

Nutritional information

Per serve: Energy: 1733kJ/415 Cals (20%), Protein: 5g (10%), Fat: 25g (36%), Sat Fat: 16g (67%), Sodium: 10mg (1%), Carb: 43g (14%), Sugar: 22g (24%), Dietary Fibre: 3g (10%).

Check ingredient labels to make sure they meet your specific dietary requirements and always consult a health professional before changing your diet. View dietary information here.

Percentage Daily Intake information on our recipes is calculated using the nutrition reference values for an average Australian adult.


  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180⁰C. Grease a 20cm x 30cm lamington pan. Line base and sides with baking paper, allowing the 2 long sides to overhang.

  2. Step 2

    Combine the flour, coconut and sugar in a large bowl. Add the butter. Use your fingertips to rub until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Press half the mixture over base of prepared pan.

  3. Step 3

    Bake for 18-20 mins or until lightly golden. Set aside to cool slightly.

  4. Step 4

    Add the almonds to the remaining flour mixture and toss to combine.

  5. Step 5

    Place the apples, sultanas, lemon juice, 2 tbs of the maple syrup and half the cinnamon in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 8-10 mins or until apples are tender and liquid reduces. Add the lemon rind and stir to combine.

  6. Step 6

    Spread the apple mixture over the slice base. Scatter evenly with the reserved crumble mixture. Bake for 20-25 mins or until cooked and golden. Cool completely in the pan before slicing.

  7. Step 7

    Meanwhile, combine the cream with the remaining maple syrup and cinnamon in a small bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge to chill.

  8. Step 8

    Dust slice with sifted icing sugar. Serve with cream.

Recipe tip

Use it up: Use up remaining apples in crumbles, bakes and cakes. Here are some of our favourite apple dessert recipes. If you have leftover flaked almonds, try these gingernut crumbles

Root to tip: There are lots of ways to use those apple peelings. You can roast them in the oven to make apple chips, use them as a salad garnish, add them to your tea brew (fresh or dehydrated) for a touch of natural sweetness, or candy them and use as edible decoration for cakes or slices. 


Apple slice recipe

Perfect for afternoon tea, the school fete or a weekend treat, this easy moist apple slice recipe is a great way to use up any apples you have laying around. It takes just 20 minutes of hands-on cooking time, so you can sit back and relax while the oven does all the hard work for you. This is also a great recipe to use up the more easily forgotten baking staples like desiccated coconut, flaked almonds and sultanas.

How to make this easy apple slice

Before you make this recipe for apple slice, check for ingredients you may already have – flour, desiccated coconut, sugar, maple syrup and icing sugar. Once you’ve gathered your pantry staples, all you’ll need is a few fresh ingredients like apples, lemon and cream to finish off the dish. 

You won’t need any high-tech blenders or stand mixers for this one. To make the base of the slice, you simply need to combine the flour, coconut, sugar and butter in a bowl, and use your fingertips to rub the mixture until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Once the base has baked, top with the stewed apple mixture followed by the crumble mixture and return to the oven until everything is cooked, golden and delicious. 

The perfect old-fashioned apple slice recipe

Found in your school tuckshop or baking in the oven when you pop over to Nan’s place, this apple slice recipe is a classic sweet treat you’ll be making on repeat. 

You can swap out the flaked almonds for other nuts, such as walnuts or pecans, and replace the sultanas for cranberries, dried currants or even dried cherries. We like to serve this with a dusting of icing sugar and a dollop of cream mixed with maple syrup and cinnamon. 

Now get cooking

After more ideas to use up the apples in your fruit bowl? Try these recipes for rhubarb and apple crumble, Courtney Roulston’s cinnamon apple chips, chocolate apple cake, or even this savoury French-style apple and chicken skillet bake.