I made this apple slice, and it was just so easy and delicious I thought you might all like the recipe. I know… totally random for Think Tasmania, right? But it’s a foodie story involving apples, and that couldn’t be a more hip-cool Tasmanian topic, so why not? Snoozy from the world of Twitter suggested the dish could do with a “dollop of homemade greek yoghurt”, and she’s probably right, but we ate it unadorned.

Apple Slice - Recipe

Apple Slice

Recipe for Apple Slice

  • 2 cups SR flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 Tasmanian apples
  • 150g butter
  • 2 eggs

Peel, core and dice apples. In a medium mixing bowl, toss apples with combined flour and sugar. Melt butter, stir in eggs. Pour butter mixture into dry ingredients and mix until combined. Press into a greased slice tin. Bake at 180C for 35 minutes until the top is golden brown. Eat.

Honestly, this apple slice took about five minutes to prepare. And about five minutes for the family to demolish it. I only made it because the kids were complaining: “there’s nothing to eat.” Apparently apples don’t constitute real food unless they’re magically transformed into baked goods, because the apples were front and centre in the fruit bowl, for all and sundry to find.

Apple Slice - Salamanca Market

Apple Isle: Salamanca Market, Hobart Tasmania

The original mixture seemed a little dry, so I’ve doctored up the recipe a little to suit my own personal tastes. It’s all well and good making a crumbly apple slice. However, chunks needs to hold together from the plate to your mouth.

Apple Slice - Tasmanian Orchard

Red apples on the tree: Huon Valley

Apple Slice - Farm Gate

Apples from the farm gate: Tasmania

Apple Slice - Trial Bay Orchards

Trial Bay Orchards with Herbaceous Tours (click photo)

We can’t boast home-grown fruit for the apple slice, although we possibly have an apple tree in our own backyard. The unidentified  plant has very pretty blossom each spring, but never bears fruit. It would probably need to be watered and maybe even pruned occasionally for that sort of miracle!

Apple Slice - Blossom

Blossom on the apple tree: Tasmania

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