Toffee apple slice

Toffee apple slice

A shortbread base topped with apple and toffee…

My husband came up with the idea of a toffee apple tart and after experimenting with a shortbread and toffee nut slice for a while I decided to try the slice with apples, which worked so well… so I then moved on to the tart version – see my toffee apple tart. 

I use golden delicious apples for the puree and pink lady apples for the slices but any apples will do. Keep the slice in the fridge but best eaten at room temperature – can be made into smaller slices.

Makes 16 slices|Baking time 30 minutes | 180 C

Utensils required: Electric whisk|measuring cups & spoons & scale|saucepans|23 cm square tin

Shortbread base

125 grams unsalted butter – softened
1/2 cup (110 grams) soft light brown sugar
1 large egg yolk
1 1/4 cups (187 grams) plain flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons custard powder
pinch of salt

Apple filling

2 small apples peeled and grated (approximately 170 grams)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
knob of butter
1 medium apple peeled and finely sliced (approx 125 grams) tossed in lemon juice

Toffee topping

1/2 cup (110 grams) soft brown sugar
1 tablespoon golden syrup
90 grams unsalted butter

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C
  2. Grease and line a 23 cm square tin
  3. Make the shortbread base
    1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy
    2. Add egg yolk and mix until combined
    3. Sift flour, baking powder, custard powder and salt – add to egg mixture and mix until combined
    4. Press the dough into the tin and smooth with the back of a spoon
    5. Bake for 15 minutes
  4. Prepare the apple filling
    1. Cook the grated apple, lemon juice and butter over medium heat until soft and all liquid evaporated – cool
  5. Gently spread the apple puree over the base (it will be a very thin layer)
  6. Then top with the apple slices slightly overlapping
  7. Bake the base with the apples for 25 minutes
  8. Make the toffee filling
    1. Place brown sugar, golden syrup and butter in a saucepan and stir over medium heat until sugar dissolved
    2. Once dissolved, simmer for 5 minutes
  9. Remove the apple slice from the oven and spoon the toffee topping evenly over the apples, return to the oven for a further 5 minutes
  10. Cool in tin before cutting into slices