Recipe Scene: Apricot Rough Slice

I love using dried fruit in slices, and apricots are one of my favourites. This slice is really great, and has converted several people who believed that they hated dried apricots. I’ve also made a cherry ripe version using glace cherries, but this is my favourite. It also freezes well – I often make two slices, and freeze the second one, cut into bars, so I can grab a couple of pieces out as required.




¾ cup (100 grams) self raising flour

¾ cup (50 grams) desiccated coconut

¾ cup (100 grams) brown sugar

90 grams melted butter



120 grams dried apricots, chopped

2 cups (120 grams) desiccated coconut

¾ cup (170 grams) condensed milk



150 grams chocolate melts

30 mls vegetable oil



  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C and grease and line a slice tray.
  2. For the base mix all ingredients together until well combined and press into the tray. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly golden.
  3. For the filling mix all ingredients and press onto the warm base, smoothing down evenly.
  4. To make the topping melt the chocolate, stir through the oil and spread onto the slice. Pop in the fridge to set, and slice as desired.


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Kate works in local government as an occupational therapist but her heart is in the kitchen. When she’s not looking through cookbooks Kate gardens, reads, sees films, listens to music and catches up with mates. She loves cooking mainly because it gives her an excuse to eat.