Spiced Fruit Slice

Spiced Fruit Slice

Tags: Desserts Cakes and biscuits
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An easy take on the classic Christmas pudding, packed with winter spice and mixed dried fruit.

Ingredients:

400 g mixed dried fruit
100 g dried cranberries
180 ml orange juice
or
180 ml cider
30 ml (optional) brandy
or
30 ml (optional) rum
170 g tinned apple, chopped
30 g sunflower seeds
140 g (DF) dairy free margarine, melted
100 g Muscovado sugar
2 eggs, beaten
3 tbsp golden syrup
2 tsp spice mixture
2 tsp cinnamon
as required nutmeg, ground
125 g Wholesome Vitality Loaf
80 g Mix it! Universal

Preparation

  • Soak the mixed dried fruit and the cranberries overnight in the orange juice or cider, add in the rum if using.
  • In a large bowl, mix the chopped tinned apple, the soaked dried fruit, sunflower seeds, margarine, sugar, the beaten eggs, treacle and the spices.
  • Whizz up the bread to a fine crumb, add in the mix it, stir everything together, make a wish and place it into a parchment lined 22cm x 22 cm square tin.
  • Cover the top with parchment ensuring a good seal.
  • Place into a preheated 160°C Fan for 45 minutes, remove, leave to cool then wrap in foil.