Friday, 2 December 2011

Oaty Fruit Squares

This is not a Thermomix recipe. I suppose you could do bits of it in the Thermomix but it's so simple so it's probably not even worth it.

This recipe is my favourite recipe that Grandma used to make. It's basically a crumble slice and uses general pantry ingredients. It is hard to cut, very unphotogenic but tastes delicious!

Give it a shot!

Sarah xx

P.S. it is easily veganised - sub Nuttlex for the butter.
Ok so it looks really ugly - but believe me it's delicious!

Oaty Fruit Squares

1 cup raisins, chopped
1 cup apricots, chopped
2/3 cup water
1 cup chopped pecan nuts
2 tsp grated lemon rind
2 tsp lemon juice
1¼ cup plain flour
½ tsp salt
1½ cup cooking oats
¾ cup brown sugar
170g butter

Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Combine fruits and water in a saucepan and simmer until water is absorbed (5 minutes.) Stir in nuts, peel and juice. Combine dry ingredients. Melt butter and put into flour mixture. Stir until crumbly. Remove 1 cupful for topping. Press remaining mixture into a lamington tin. Spread on fruit mixture then top with crumbs.
Bake for 25 minutes.