Failsafe Recipes: Sweet things, biscuits, desserts

Pear and cashew slice

'This recipe came to me through a Sanitarium newsletter - could hardly believe it was something I could make!! It is nice - very moist' - thanks to Rosemaree

3 ripe, peeled pears or 6 pear halves in sugar syrup, finely diced

75 g cashews raw or lightly roasted, roughly chopped

1/2 cup self-raising flour or gluten-free self-raising flour

100g of soft brown sugar

25 g of butter or Nuttelex

1 tablespoon golden syrup

1 egg, lightly beaten

Place the pears, cashews, flour and brown sugar in a bowl and mix together. Place the margarine and golden syrup in a small saucepan and stir over low heat until melted. Gently stir golden syrup mixture and egg into the pear mixture. Pour the mixture into a lightly greased 20 cm square tin and bake for 35-40 minutes at 180 degrees C or until golden and cooked through. Leave to cool in the tin before slicing. - from