With Easter approaching we will all be thinking of things we can serve our family and guests. Something light and the end of a meal is ideal. This slice is gluten free and easy to make and tastes wonderful. You could serve it with ice cream or cream and some fresh passion fruit pulp.


Pear, Banana, Passion fruit Slice with Coconut Icing

Serves 6-8

You will need:

125g unsalted butter, softened
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 cup plain gluten free flour, sifted

2 small pears cut into small pieces with skin off

1 cup of almond meal
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup sultanas
1 cup of mashed banana
1/3 cup desiccated coconut

Icing Recipe

100g vanilla-flavoured yoghurt

1 cup of pure icing sugar Gluten free

1 cup coconut
1/2 cup passion fruit pulp

Preheat oven to 160ºC.
Place the butter, sugar and vanilla in an electric mixer and beat until pale and creamy.
Gradually add the eggs and beat well.
Add the flour,almond meal, cinnamon, sultanas, banana, pears and coconut and stir to combine.
Spoon the mixture into a lightly greased 20cm x 30cm tin lightly lined with non-stick baking paper.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer.
Allow to cool in the tin.

For the Icing

Combine yoghurt, passion fruit, icing sugar and coconut and spread generously over the top
You can serve with ice cream and passion fruit pulp if you like




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