Festive Fruit and Nut Slice (Bars)

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 40 mins

A great slice recipe using sultanas, almonds and glace cherries. You can make this gluten-free by using a home-made base to the slice )insteadof the purchased pastry) or by using a sheet of purchased gluten-free shortcrust pastry and use gluten-free flour in place of the 2tbs plain flour. Recipe uses Australian metric measures. 1 tablespoon =4 teaspoons

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C and line a 24cm square cake tin with baking paper.
  2. Press in the thawed pastry, lifting the edges to form a 1cm rim. Prick the pastry base with a fork all over.
  3. Scatter the cherries and the almonds evenly over the pastry, Then fill the gaps with sultanas. Set aside.
  4. Melt the butter and syrup together. Allow to cool.
  5. Beat in the eggs, vanilla and flouur into the cooled melted butter and syrup mixture.
  6. Pour this evenly over the pastry base and bake for approx 35 minutes, until the filling is set and firm to the touch.
  7. When cool, carefully slide onto a board & cut into rectangles.
  8. If desired decorate with melted chocolate by drizzling in lines over the top.