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Apple Butter Shortbread Slice

Updated: May 9

This is another bake using my amazing apple butter! The apple butter has a really intensive flavour and is perfect with the delicate shortbread.


I love shortbread and I made this with my usual recipe with cornflour as it makes it nice and crumbly but not with the gritty texture of some shortbread.


It is easy to make and perfect for lunch boxes or as an afternoon treat. The shortbread is lovely and soft and it pairs well with the intense apple butter.





Start by pre-heating the oven to 180 degrees centigrade (160 fan) then line either a 10.5 x 8 inch (27cm x 21cm) oblong tin or 9” x 9” (23cm x 23cm) square tin with baking parchment.



Put the butter and caster sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer.



Then beat until light and fluffy.



Add the flour, cornflour and vanilla bean paste and mix again until it comes together into a soft dough.



Take half the dough and using your hands press it into the base of the lined tin and level.




Spread the apple butter on the top of the shortbread.



Roll out the remaining shortbread to roughly the size of the tin.




Then place on the top of the apple butter.



Using a fork score the top with vertical lines.



Bake for 30 minutes then sprinkle the caster sugar on the top and leave to cool in the tin before cutting into slices.





Apple Butter Shortbread Slice


Sarah's servings: 12

Sarah's skill: Easy

Baking time: 30 minutes


Ingredients:


250g Unsalted soft butter

125g Caster sugar

250g Plain Flour

100g Cornflour

1 tsp Vanilla bean paste

10 Tbsp Apple butter


2 Tbsp Caster sugar (for topping)


Method:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade (160 fan) then line either a 10.5 x 8 inch (27cm x 21cm) oblong tin or 9” x 9” (23cm x 23cm) square tin with baking parchment.

  2. Put the butter and caster sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until light and fluffy.

  3. Add the flour, cornflour and vanilla bean paste and mix again until it comes together into a soft dough.

  4. Take half the dough and using your hands press it into the base of the lined tin and level.

  5. Spread the apple butter on the top of the shortbread.

  6. Roll out the remaining shortbread to the size of the tin and place on the top.

  7. Using a fork score the top with vertical lines.

  8. Bake for 30 minutes.

  9. Sprinkle the caster sugar on the top and leave to cool in the tin before cutting into slices.


Equipment Used







Sarah's extra slice......


You could use a pre-made apple sauce and add cinnamon if you don't have apple butter.


You could add cinnamon to the shortbread if you wanted with a regular apple sauce.

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