• 250 g softened butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 2 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 410 g can Wattie’s Peaches Sliced in Light Syrup
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple, peeled and sliced
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. In a bowl or food processor beat together the butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla essence until creamy and well mixed.
  2. Add the flour and baking powder and stir or pulse to mix well.
  3. With floured hands press 2/3 of the mixture into the base of a 22cm square cake tin lined with baking paper.
  4. Drain Wattie’s Peaches Sliced in Light Syrup and reserve syrup. Place on dough with the apple slices.
  5. Dot remaining mixture over the top of the fruit.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until cooked and top is golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. While still warm, brush with syrup glaze or leave until cold and dust with icing sugar to serve.
  7. To make the syrup glaze, pour the peach syrup into a small saucepan. Bring to the boil and allow to reduce by half.

Top Tips

Make sure the butter is very soft, but not melted, which will make mixing much easier.

For a delicious variation, replace the apples with pears or your favourite summer berries.

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Reviews (43)

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Cassandra Blackburn's Review | Rating

Great for the kids lunches, They loved it!! and easy to!! :)

Tania Fairbairn's Review | Rating

Quick and easy dessert, the plates came back empty. Enjoyed with ice cream by all.

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Louise McDonald's Review | Rating

Easy and delicious. My first ever shortcake and went down a treat!

Elizabeth Kempthorne's Review | Rating

This was really yum ...with cream and caramel sauce on it taste great ..

nicola addison's Review | Rating

i made this tonight and it was so yummy the family really enjoyed it

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Janine Stanley's Review | Rating

My son loved helping me cook this and would've eaten the whole thing if allowed.

Janine Stanley's Review | Rating

My son loved helping me cook this and would've eaten the whole thing if allowed!

Vanessa Page's Review | Rating

This was so easy & delicious. Served warm with cream, yummy!

Vanessa Patel's Review | Rating

Made this last night. Absolutely yummy. But I wouldn't call it "no fuss", as you have to slice peaches and prepare the apple and dot the rest of the mixture over the top.

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Margaret Wineera's Review | Rating

tryed this over the weekend and it was great and so easy

larraine chapman's Review | Rating

so quick & easy - I used gooseberries nice & tangy!

Rua Alani's Review | Rating

It was one of the most delicious desserts I've ever made, and so easy! Melt in your mouth and everybody loved it. I baked it for 35 minutes and it wasn't enough to cook the apple all the way through, maybe I'll skip the apple and use a different canned fruit next time

Julie Windram's Review | Rating

I made this for the first time for a lunch party and everyone raved about it.

Jenny Hammond's Review | Rating

Quick and easy, I use chop peaches small pieces and slice fine apple.Served warm with cream.

Jenny Hammond's Review | Rating

so quick and easy, I use chop peaches small and slice apple very thin, not put icing sugar top. Taste lovely.

Maggie Manson's Review | Rating

Made this desert for tea tonight. My husband John thought it was so good and told me I was a great cook! I used just Peaches as I did not have any apples, and served it with whipped cream. Yummy!

Maxine Durrant's Review | Rating

I havent made it yet but certainly sounds really yummy.

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Steph Cardno's Review | Rating

This is such a good recipe!! It IS easy and it's so yummy. Really nice by itself and will try it with custard soon. Will make it again for sure!!

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Naleemiya Naleem's Review | Rating

I made this so many time... My family Loves it
and I made it for my dinner party and they all Loved it aswell
sometime I add almonds and mango... tastes very well ..

Shivani Kershaw's Review | Rating

The best dessert i have ever made! My family had loved this so much i made it on and on! Five stars!! Excellent!

Helen Stewart's Review | Rating

quick and easy lovely recipe

grahame healey's Review | Rating

This was a great dessert had some friends over they loved it

Pauline Caldwell's Review | Rating

So easy and very impressive.I have made this a few times now with different fillings. Peach and Custard are my families favorite so far

Donna's Review | Rating

I made this and reduced the quantity of the base and increased the quantity of the fruit and it still worked out great, tasted fab and all the family loved it, nice job foodinaminute. Donna

Linda's Review | Rating

So nice. I made it yesterday with peaches and have one in the oven now with fruit salad.

Lynne's Review | Rating

Forget the feeding 8 people. Mine lasted one night to feed 3 ----they didn't eat it all for dinner though but when I went to make up school lunches, I had intended putting some in their boxes for lunch the following day. Famous last words they had eaten it all up that night. I should have known better but the family all agree that your recipies are all fool proof and guaranteed to be a big hit.

Catharina's Review | Rating

Took to my quilt club for afternoon tea and had to fight to even get a piece, it was demolished! Thank you for the great recipe, will be making it for my family again on Sunday!

Melva's Review | Rating

who doesn't like a nice fruit shortcake?!?
We think it's brilliant cold and used peaches in juice rather than syrup. It makes a great dessert for taking to a potluck tea.

Joyj's Review | Rating

All I can say is yummy

Kevin's Review | Rating

So yummy

Khylie Pirini's Review | Rating

Best go to recipe for a quick sweetener!

Dayna Edwards's Review | Rating

Love this!!! Definitely a family favourite!!!

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Jasmin Cassidy's Review | Rating

very easy and super delicious

Claire's Review | Rating

One of my favourite recipes, so easy to make & delicious.