Cherry Slice

    1 hour 5 minutes

    Cherries are combined with coconut, peacans and flour to create the filling for an oat base then it is all topped off with a butter icing.

    14 people made this

    Serves: 24 

    • Base
    • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
    • 1 cup rolled oats
    • 1 cup (155g) brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 125g butter
    • Filling
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 cup (155g) brown sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon almond essence
    • 1 tablespoon plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup desiccated coconut
    • 1 cup maraschino cherries, drained and juice reserved
    • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
    • Icing
    • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
    • 4 cups (620g) icing sugar
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:1hour5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Base: In a medium bowl stir together flour, oats, brown sugar, bicarbonate of soda and salt.
    3. Rub in the butter until crumbly. Press into the bottom of a 20x30cm baking dish.
    4. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove and cool. Make the filling while the crust is baking.
    5. Filling: In a medium bowl beat eggs, almond essence, brown sugar, flour, baking powder and salt until smooth.
    6. Stir in the coconut, cherries and pecans. Spread over the pre-baked crust.
    7. Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven until light brown. Let cool before icing.
    8. Icing: Mix together the remaining butter, icing sugar and vanilla until smooth. Gradually add the reserved cherry juice until the desired consistency is reached.
    9. Drizzle over cooled bars before cutting into squares.

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    Two recommendations - cut the cherries into quarters for better distribution throughout the mix, and reduce the amount of frosting. I think I made my frosting with 3 cups of powdered sugar and there was still too much! I'd make just enough to put a pink drizzle over the top of the bars rather than coating the entire surface.  -  08 Mar 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I just searched this recipe for fun on allrecipes as it is a family tradition for my husband's family. They've been a Christmas tradition for as long as he can remember (as a boy and he's over 50 now lol). They are loved by all, the trick it to cut them very very small so that the sweetness is not overpowering. The joke in this family is that they were often made and frozen to have for Christmas, but the boys would get into the freezer and none would be left by Christmas. Today they still eat them frozen half the time... give it a try! Glad to see this recipe on here!  -  23 Dec 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Very good, all the flavors come through. I chopped the cherries into small pieces with a food processor before putting them in, which helped to distribute them better.  -  27 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)