Scottish Fruit Slice


( Serves 16)

Cooking Time: 45



  • Plain flour 425 grams/ml
  • Sugar (from sugar cane) 125 grams/ml
  • Butter 275 grams/ml
  • Dried vine fruits 350 grams/ml
  • Oranges 60 grams/ml



  1. preheat oven to 160 C and line a 25cm tin
  2. zest the orange and add to a sauce pan. Then squeeze in the juice of the orange along with the dried fruit and 25g brown sugar. The dried fruit can be a mixture of raisins, sultanas, currants, dates and dried apricots in any ratio; other dried fruits can also be substituted if you fancy. 
  3. Simmer the fruits for a few minutes until plump and juicy
  4. add flour, sugar and butter to a blender and mix until a dough forms
  5. Spread half the dough into the base of the tin and press down firmly sealing any cracks 
  6. tip the fruit mixture in and spread evenly over the base 
  7. crumble the other half of the dough over the top while the fruit is still hot and then press it down with the back of a spoon, until it combines and all the cracks are sealed creating a smooth top 
  8. Prick all over with a fork and bake in the oven for 25 mins until golden 
  9. Once cooled, sprinkle with granulated sugar and cut into 16 slices 

Extra Notes

A traditional old Scottish shortbread recipe filled with sweet juicy fruits, perfect for a snack on a long hike. 

Store in an air-tight container for up to two weeks. 

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