jam slice

Jam Slice
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Who doesn’t love a jam slice? This is a great recipe if you’re wanting a homemade snack and also looking to use up some overripe or sad looking fruit in the house. Our version includes some unsuspecting veggies in this classic dish.

🍴Makes: 12-16
🕒 Prep: 15 mins Cook: 30 mins


Chia jam

  • 1 cup cooked cauliflower
  • 2 cups fruits (we used 3 plums and 1 apple which I roughly cut)
  • 3 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence


  • 2 tablespoons butter (50 grams)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour
  • ½ cup coconut (shredded or desiccated)
  • ¼ cup plain yoghurt


  1. Preheat fan forced oven to 180°C
  2. Cube butter and leave aside to soften in a bowl at room temperature
  3. To make the jam, blend the cooked cauliflower with the fruit using an blender or food processor
  4. Add chia seeds, maple syrup and vanilla essence then set aside
  5. To make the topping, place room-temperature butter in a large mixing bowl and add oats, flour, coconut and sugar
  6. Using your fingertips, mix ingredients together to create a crumble
  7. Once a crumble has formed, mix in plain yoghurt
  8. Line slice dish with baking paper and press roughly 2/3 of the crumble mixture firmly into the base of the dish, covering the entire surface
  9. Using the back of a spoon, evenly spread jam evenly over teh crumble mixture
  10. Sprinkle the remaining crumble mixture over the jam and pat down gently with your hands
  11. Bake for 30 minutes
  12. Let slice cool in the dish before slicing into squares


Other options for making the fruit jam could be: a combination of apple and rhubarb, using frozen berries or tinned fruit (drained). If using tinned or soft fruits (like strawberries), there is no need to cook these first.

Slice can be refrigerated and served warm by heating slightly in the microwave.

Picture is served with greek yogurt and fresh berries.



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