Cherry and Coconut Slice

    1 hour 5 minutes

    This is a two layer slice the bottom being similar to a shortbread with the top layer being a combination of eggs, cherries, coconut and walnuts.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
    • 125g butter
    • 3 tablespoons icing sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 1/4 cup (30g) plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
    • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
    • 1/2 cup maraschino cherries, quartered

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hour5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. With your hands mix together flour, butter and icing sugar until smooth. Spread thinly (with fingers) on bottom of a square cake tin.
    3. Bake about 25 minutes.
    4. Meanwhile, lightly whisk eggs and stir all remaining ingredients into the eggs. Spread over cooked base and bake about 25 minutes more. Cool.

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    Excellent flavor! Bake the base for 15-20 minutes before adding the remaining ingredients. Bake until golden brown on top. Cool on wire rack. Cut with a sharp knife and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.  -  20 Jan 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This has been a bar I've made for years. My husband has to have it every Christmas. I too double the recipe. I also bake the crust for a 20 minutes. I found it works well to lower the temperatue of the oven to 325 degrees during the last ten minutes of baking. Then the edges don't get so brown. compared to the outside edges  -  23 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Also one of my favorite childhood recipes. The only problem is that they go too quickly. I like to double to recipe and make it in a 13x9 inch pan.  -  04 Feb 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)