Apple Slice

Preparation info

  • Makes

    12 pieces

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Times Calendar Cookbook

By Katie Stewart

Published 1977

  • About

Apple slice made in a big rectangular tin can be served at home as a dessert with ice cream or custard, or taken on a picnic. Use the tart cooking apples, like Bromley’s Seedlings, if there are still some available.


  • 225 g/8 oz self-raising flour
  • 175 g/6 oz butter
  • 50 g/2 oz castor sugar
  • 1 large egg


    Rub or cut the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the sugar and then mix to a dough with the egg. Leave in a cool place for 30 minutes.

    Roll out half the dough to line a rectangular roasting or baking tin.

    On top, grate the peeled and cored apples, sprinkling layers of apple with the mixed sugar and cinnamon. A tablespoon of washed seedless raisins may also be added. Top with the remaining dough rolled out to fit. Mark into squares lightly, using a knife. Bake in a moderate oven (180°C., 350°F., Gas Mark 4) for 1 hour. Sprinkle thickly with icing sugar and cut into pieces when cold.