Apricot Jam & Coconut Slice

jam and coconut slice

The weather here in Brisbane was crazy on the weekend, we were alright but I was so concerned about the poor people who were hit by the floods last time. There wasn’t much to do but look outside at the constant rain and immense winds, so I decided to bake a childhood favourite of mine.


  • 1 cup (150g) plain flour
  •  1/4 cup (60g) caster sugar
  • 125g butter, melted
  • 1 1/4 cups (405g) apricot jam (or replace with your fave)


  • 2 cups (170g) desiccated coconut
  • 1/4 cup (60g) caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, whisked

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Line a 16 x 26cm slice tin with non-stick baking paper, allowing the paper to hang over the sides. Combine the flower and sugar in a bowl. Add the butter and mix until well combined. Press the mixture firmly over the base of the pan. 

jam and coconut slice

Bake for 15 minutes or until golden. Set aside for 10 minutes to cool slightly. Spread the jam evenly over the base.

jam and coconut slice

To make the topping, combine the coconut, sugar and whisked eggs. Spoon the coconut mixture over the jam, pressing down slightly. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden.

jam and coconut slice
Set aside in the pan for 15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Cut into squares to serve.

Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva is the Editor and Owner of The Multitasking Woman. She always has her fingers in many different pies but wouldn't have it any other way. Eva is a freelance writer, a social media manager, a Mum to her six-year-old son, one-year-old daughter, six chickens and Benny the dog and wife to Mr G. They all live happily in their little worker's cottage in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.
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  1. January 29, 2013 / 3:31 am

    ooooh!!! This reminds me of my Nan!!! Thank you for the walk down memory lane! I love coconut slice!!

    • January 30, 2013 / 12:33 am

      No problems Yvette! My mum used to make it for us as kids, except with raspberry jam (I didn’t have any at the time).

  2. January 29, 2013 / 4:21 am

    Yum yum yum. What a nice and easy recipe. Great for school lunches as well I bet

    • January 30, 2013 / 12:33 am

      Yes Rihanna, it’s so easy!

  3. January 29, 2013 / 10:56 am

    YUM! I love this slice!

    I am in Toowoomba, and I have to say, we were very antsy about the weather over the weekend. Very scary to see how much water came through the city and the WINDS! Wow! The council is working over time cleaning up all the debris… Crazy!

    Thanks for sharing this recipe – it is a great one!

    B from #teamIBOT

    • January 30, 2013 / 12:35 am

      It’s the best isn’t it. Yes, I bet you were antsy. Although we’re ok where we are, we are not too far from Ipswich and Goodna where people were getting very concerned. Now we have the problem with drinking water! I wonder if they’ll get on top of that one. I have my water stocked! Hope all is ok with you in T’ba!

  4. January 30, 2013 / 10:28 am

    Oh Yum! I have heaps of homemade apricot jam in the fridge too, so I can definitely give this a go!!