Recipe: Blackberry and pecan flapjack bars

A simple, seasonal bake that's perfect for Sukkot snacking

  • place PRE 25 minutes plus chilling
  • place COOK 55 minutes
  • place SERVES 12
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It’s the perfect time of year for blackberries and apples, and they are also ideal partners for this Sukkot-friendly bake. Tip: this jam is delicious, but if you are short on time, you could use ready-made blackberry jam.


  • Line a 20cm square tin with baking parchment.

  • Put the apple, blackberries, maple or date syrup, lemon juice and zest, vanilla extract and 20ml water in a medium saucepan.

  • Bring to the boil, then reduce to medium heat and simmer for 10 minutes, mashing the apple with a fork every so often until soft and most of the liquid has evaporated. Remove and set aside to cool.

  • For the base, place all the ingredients into a food processor and pulse until well combined. Press the mixture in an even layer onto the base of the tin. Using a fork, prick all over and then leave in the fridge for 15 minutes to firm up.

  • For the topping, place the margarine, flour, sugar and cinnamon into a food processor and pulse until well combined. Remove and transfer to a small bowl. Add the pecan nuts and oats, and stir.

  • Preheat oven to 180°C.

  • Bake the base for 15 minutes. Remove and leave to cool for 5 minutes.

  • Spread the filling over the cooked base, carefully spreading it evenly, right to the edges.

  • Add the topping and bake for a final 30 minutes.

  • Leave to cool completely in the tin – about 30 minutes before cutting into 12 bars.

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2 large apples, peeled, cored and roughly chopped
200g fresh blackberries
1 tbsp maple or date syrup
½ lemon - zest + 1 tbsp juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
100g non-dairy margarine
200g wholemeal flour
50g soft brown sugar
30g ground almonds
1 tsp cinnamon
50g non-dairy block margarine, chilled
75g wholemeal flour
30g soft brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
60g pecan nuts, roasted and roughly chopped
100g oats

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