This is a good simple recipe. Fruit mince slices and pies are normally made at Christmas time. However you can make these slices any time of the year. For us Aussies, these are ideal for winter time – which is right about now :)
This recipe is courtesy of An Aussie With Crohns.
3 cups almond flour
1/2 cup coconut flour
4 tablespoons coconut oil
6 tablespoons honey
3 cups dried fruit
1/4 cup orange juice
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1) Preheat oven to 160C (320F).
2) Chop dried fruit into small pieces and combine with orange juice in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 3 minutes.
3) Mix in spices.
4) In a separate bowl, combine flours, breaking up any lumps.
5) Melt coconut oil and honey in the microwave, then add to flours.
6) Mix in eggs. Divide mixture in half. (I weighed the dough to get 2 even pieces of dough).
7) Press half of mixture into a 20 cm (8 inch) square pan lined with baking paper.
8) Bake in oven for 5 minutes.
9) Take out of oven and spread with the fruit mixture.
10) Roll the remaining half of the pastry between two pieces of baking paper.
11) Put the pastry on top of the fruit mixture. Prick with a fork.
12) Bake in the oven for a further 15 minutes.
13) Cool before slicing. Freezes well.
The pastry does crumble when cutting into slices. Next time I make these slices I will chop up the mixed fruit. These slices are easier to make than the pies.
These are bite sized pieces of tasty. The flavour of the coconut flour comes through in the pastry and the spiced fruit is delicious.
“They dined on mince, and slices of quince, Which they ate with a runcible spoon; And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of the moon.” ~ Edward Lear, The Owl and the Pussycat