Coconut Jam Slice (a classic & simple recipe)

Coconut Jam Slice is such a classic recipe! The delicious triple layers include a shortbread-like base, fruity jam centre and crispy coconut topping.

I can’t believe that I haven’t shared my Coconut Jam Slice recipe with you! How is that possible?? It’s been over a year since I started Bake Play Smile and yet until now, this little blog has been missing one of the best slice recipes ever. Well it’s totally time to fix that travesty!

Coconut Jam Slice

This slice is the best, like the BESTEST BEST (hehehe don’t be hating on my made up words!). It’s one of those slices that is delicious on the day that it’s made but seems to get even better in the following days. I love that the coconut is super crispy on the day it’s baked and then becomes a bit softer and more moist over the next couple of days as the jam smooshes (yep another made up word) into the coconut.

Coconut Jam Slice

This is like a triple layer slice of pure awesomeness. I used strawberry jam this time because it’s my favourite, but any jam works beautifully – raspberry, apricot and blueberry are all delicious. Oh and one handy little tip is to warm the jam in the microwave before spreading – it’s not 100% necessary, but it does make it a bit easier to spread the jam nice and evenly!

Coconut Jam Slice

The best thing about Coconut Jam Slice is that everyone loves it. Seriously, little kids will love it as much as grandmas will… and it’s not often you find something that everyone loves. Mind you, people who don’t like coconut probably won’t enjoy this – but really, who on earth doesn’t like coconut???!!! (my apologies if you don’t like coconut!).

Coconut Jam Slice

So here it is, my favourite Coconut Jam Slice recipe (and yep there’s Thermomix instructions too). Sorry it’s taken me so long to pop this little gem onto the blog.

Coconut Jam Slice

Hope you’re having a fab week.
xx Lucy

Coconut Jam Slice

Coconut Jam Slice is such a classic recipe! The delicious triple layers include a shortbread-like base, fruity jam centre and crispy coconut topping.
4.75 from 8 votes
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Course: sweet
Cuisine: Slices
Keyword: coconut jam slice
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 16 serves
Calories: 288kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 125 g butter chilled and chopped into cubes
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 3/4 cup jam any flavour you like
  • 2 cups desiccated coconut

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  • Grease and line a rectangular slice tray (18cm X 28cm) with baking paper.
  • Place the plain flour, 1/2 cup of caster sugar and the chilled butter into a food processor and process until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Add 1 egg and the vanilla essence.
  • Process until the mixture has formed into a dough.
  • Press dough firmly into the base of the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden.
  • Spread jam over warm base.
  • Whisk the remaining eggs and 1/2 cup caster sugar together.
  • Stir through the coconut and spread over the jam.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden.
  • Allow to cool completely in the pan before cutting into slices.

Thermomix Method

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius. Grease and line a rectangular slice tray (18cm X 28cm) with baking paper.
  • Place the plain flour, 1/2 cup of caster sugar and the chilled butter into the TM bowl and process on Speed 5 for 10 seconds or until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Add 1 egg and the vanilla essence. Mix on Reverse Speed 2 for 30 seconds or until the mixture has formed into a dough.
  • Press dough firmly into the base of the prepared pan. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden.
  • Spread jam over warm base.
  • Place the remaining eggs and 1/2 cup caster sugar into the TM bowl and mix on Reverse Speed 3 for 20 seconds.
  • Add the coconut and mix of Reverse Speed 2 for 15 seconds. Spread coconut mix over the jam.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden. Allow to cool completely in the pan before cutting into slices.

Nutrition

Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1.3mg
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40 thoughts on “Coconut Jam Slice (a classic & simple recipe)”

  1. Jem @ Lost in Utensils says:

    This is old school in the kitchen at its best. I was so happy when I saw this one. Absolute classic and SO delicious. I like the way your baking mind works Lucy!

  2. Alison says:

    Hi Lucy,
    I just made this with some plum and cranberry jam that a friend made and gave to me yesterday. Totally delicious – the slice and the jam – thank you!!!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh that sounds absolutely delicious! So glad you liked it. xx

  3. Joan Jackson says:

    Hi. It looks good but I have to say I believe my jam coconut slice is better and has been passed down from a 99 year old mum to me. It’s my 41 year old son’s favourite slice and he’s not a sweet/ dessert eater.

    The main difference is the coconut topping. I seperate three eggs and reserve the egg whites. I use the yolks in the base.

    I whip the whites up to form a meringue mixture then gradually fold in the caster sugar and coconut. This forms a delightfully yummy, crunchy coconut meringue topping. It’s the best ever. Never tasted any other slice this delicious!!

    Al my friends ask me to bring my slice for social gatherings and say it’s the best they have ever eaten, even better than the most exclusive and expensive cake shops.

    Why not try this variation? I guarantee you’ll never go back to your recipe!!

    Thanks for sharing yours. I’d love to hear your opinion on my recipe. Happy baking!!

    Regards Joan J xxx

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Yours sounds delicious Joan! I promise to try it! YUM!

  4. plasterer bristol says:

    We made this yesterday and boy was it good. Thanks for sharing this. Simon

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Yay! So glad you liked it!!!

  5. Kirstyn says:

    I found your blog by happy accident today & boy am I happy !! This jam and coconut slice is in the oven right now !!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Yay!! So happy you found my website! Enjoy!! xx

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