Recipe adapted from Annabel Karmel's Small Helpings


80g Butter

80g Brown Sugar

2 Eggs

200g Wholemeal Self-raising Flour

2 Large Green Apples

200g Dried or Fresh Dates, pitted

100g Pecans or Walnuts


Preheat the oven to 180 C.

Line a 20cm x 15cm baking tray with baking paper.

Peel core and chop the apples.

Chop the dates and nuts.

Cream the sugar and butter together.

Add the eggs and flour and mix.

Fold through the fruit and nuts.

Spread mixture into the lined baking tray.

Bake for 30 minutes.

Serve warm, maybe with yoghurt or custard as a dessert, or leave to cool then cut into bars or squares.

Apple, Date and Pecan Slice