Apricot Slice! Big Batch! Gluten Free!

by Karen Swan

I made this gluten-free recipe (big batch recipe!) thinking I’d freeze one slice, and cut up the other one for school lunches.

Good idea in theory, until I tasted it.

The first batch went in 48 hours and the freezer batch was pulled out and devoured in equal time.

It’s good.  It’s really, really good.


(makes 2 rectangular slices)

1 cup dried apricots – soaked for 30 minutes

460g gluten free self raising flour

200g  brown sugar

250g butter – melted

1 cup dessicated coconut

1/2 cup raisins

1 T vanilla extract

Lemon juice and icing sugar to glaze.

Apricot Slice! Big Batch! Gluten Free!16Method:

Drain and chop the soaked apricots.

Melt the butter and then stir in the brown sugar until it dissolves.

Combine the flour and coconut then pour in the butter mix, stir, and add vanilla.

Mix well.

Stir through the apricots and raisins and mix well.

Line one large lamington tray, or two smaller slice trays and spread the mix evenly.

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Bake in a pre-heated 180 degree oven for around 40 minutes.

Mix together the lemon juice and icing sugar and drizzle over the still warm slices.

Allow to cool completely before slicing into squares.

Apricot Slice! Big Batch! Gluten Free!17*This recipe freezes well.

*Adapted from a little cookbook I found in the kitchen of our holiday house this Summer, called “A Taste of Gerringong” Recipes from the local public school community.  Original recipe author Alan Middleton.

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  1. Sarah Foskett says:

    A quick question….there’s no bake time or temp in this recipe (I’m assuming it’s to be baked since it’s got SR flour in it). Can anyone tell me?

    • I’m so sorry Sarah! What an over sight. The slice is to be baked at 180 degrees for around 40 minutes. My apologies. Karen

      • Sarah Foskett says:

        That’s no problem 🙂 the excitement of the recipe must have gotten to you haha

        Thanks for getting back to me do fast! My oven has only just heated enough to put them in, so it was perfect timing

  2. Sarah Spencer says:

    Yum!! Can’t wait to give this one a go!!

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