Chunky pear & apricot flappers

Chunky pear & apricot flappers

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 12

If your kids prefer other dried fruit to apricots and pears then it’s fine to substitute – try raisins, cranberries, blueberries or papaya.

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition nutrition per flapper

kcalories
157
protein
2g
carbs
23g
fat
7g
saturates
4g
fibre
2g
sugar
11g
salt
0.17g

Ingredients

  • 100g golden syrup
  • 85g butter
  • 2 tbsp demerara sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 140g porridge oats (use rolled organic oats if you can, as they have bigger flakes)
  • 85g dried apricots, roughly chopped
  • 50g dried pears

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Gently heat the syrup, butter and sugar until the butter melts, then stir in the vanilla, oats, apricots and pears until well combined.
  2. Press the mixture into an 18cm-square non-stick brownie tin and bake for 25-30 mins until golden. Leave to cool for 10 mins, then mark into 12 bars and leave to cool completely before removing.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2005

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Susan@1's picture
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loved this recipe, I did not have pears so used 2 eating apples sliced into rings baked in the oven (see apple crisps on BBC good food). These I chopped up in place of the pears. Also only had a round non-stick 18cm baking dish the portions came out like pie slices once almost cool. Has been added to favorites.

jellybaby25's picture
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Absolutely delicious! I made these flappers with apricot and dates and they were sweet, chewy and yummy!

kram67's picture

Great to see an old favorite with a new twist still going. Try dryed cherry and almonds with almone essence and a touch of descecated coconut for a Bakewell tart version. If you want an adult theme soak the cherries in kirsh and suggar over night and add some dark chockolate for a blackforrest feel. This can be a bit soggy so lower the oven temp and cook for longer. Thanks for the heads up. Ps have used this as a crumble substitute....works realy well and can be adapted for a lower fat better for you just as tasty option.

abipeack's picture
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This has become a firm favourite with my unfillable boys. Any dried fruit works well & a few chopped nuts or mixed seeds give it that extra something. I don't think I've used the same combination twice (being of the "fling in whatever's in the cupboard" school of cookery!) and the result has always been brilliant. My particular favourite is apricots, dried cranberries & mixed seeds.

tishjo's picture
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absolutely lovely, i've been trying to stop myself picking at it all day!! I made it with cherries and coconut really yummy!! You really do need to let it cool completely tho :D

homebaked's picture
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very very easy to do. have made multiple times now and each lot have cooked differently! found they turned out best if i turned them every 5 minutes and cooked them by eye - until golden, that often was about 20minutes-ish. i found they are even better if you add walnut pieces(or any nuts would do) givesan extra crunch!

jkchapple's picture
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I made this recipe to go away on holiday. I used all apricots and I had to add more oats. When it had cooled I melted white chocolate and spread that on, then melted dark chocolate and drizzled that over. I put it in the fridge to set it didn't last long.

bibster's picture
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I adore flapjack, but this was disappointing. Mine too resembled a greasy granola at the end and I used the amount of butter suggested and was careful not to over use. Just didnt work and wont be doing again. I have yet to find a brilliant flapjack recipe that combines chewy texture without too much grease.

rebeccasophia5's picture
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adore this flapjack - i usually make it up as I go along. Tan Tan - it sounds like you used too much butter, it shouldn't be too wet when its in the saucepan - add more oats and sugar? This may stop the soggy greasiness.

tan_tan's picture
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I don't know where I went wrong but mine were a complete disaster! i am very very dissapointed :(
they were still undercooked and soggy after 30 minute so I had to leave them in for alot longer, and when I tried to take them out of the brownie tray they crumbled into a greasy granola!
Anyone have any idea where I may have gone wrong?
thanks x

mumzie's picture
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I made these for my daughter who is not allowed to take food with nut products in them to her place of work. They were so good I don't think she managed to get many! Will try other fruits next time.

olwen99's picture
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I made this in large quantity for a Morris team dancing on May Day and it disappeared immediately with requests for more. For a change I used "Crazy Jack's Organic Golden Syrup" which had a particularly good flavour. I also used dried sour (morello) cherries, blueberries and apricots. Delicious! Highly recommended recipe.

notmum's picture
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The first time ever in my life my flapjacks have stayed together! substituted the apricots and pears for mixed berries, including sour cherries and this was lovely.

kateothompson's picture
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Fantastic! I substituted the pears with raisins - very tasty and easy to make.

a-hatomski's picture
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Absolutely Fabulous! My husband and children all wolfed this down. I made it yesterday and it's all gone!! Very easy to make and very tasty to eat!

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