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Christmas Nut Slice

close up of my christmas nut slice

Do you like roasted nuts, cheesecake, chocolate and those little red glace cherries?   I hope you do, because I’ve rolled up some of my favourite ingredients into one delicious Christmas Nut Slice.

This is a delicious slice for any time of year, but I think the addition of the red and green cherries make it especially appealing for Christmas 🙂 Anyway enough of that, I suppose you’d like this recipe.  I love this one, it screams Christmas for me.  Here’s an image of the ingredients. Easy hey!

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Ingredients for Christmas nut slice.
Ingredients for the famous Christmas nut slice
A close up of a sliced chrustimas slice on a silver board

Christmas Nut Slice

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Do you like roasted nuts, cheesecake, chocolate and glace cherries?   I've rolled all my favourite ingredients into one delicious Christmas Nut Slice.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Difficulty Medium
Course Christmas, Snack
Cuisine Austrian
Servings 18
Method Thermomix and Conventional

Equipment

  • Thermomix or Food Processor

Ingredients
  

For the base

  • 140 g plain flour
  • 75 g desiccated coconut
  • 90 g brown sugar
  • 125 g butter soft

The Cream Cheese Layer

  • 250 g Philadelphia cream cheese softened
  • 65 g White Sugar;
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla

For The Nut Topping

  • 50 g brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups Salted mixed nuts
  • 1 cups green and red candied cherries; halved
  • 170 g semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions
 

Thermomix Method

    Thermomix Method for the base

    • Set oven to 180°c and line a 20 x 30 cm slice tin.
    • Add all ingredients to the TM bowl and mix on speed 8 for 15 seconds
    • Transfer this mix into the prepared tin and press in place to make the base. Bake for 15 mins.

    For the Cream Cheese Layer

    • While the base is baking – make the cream cheese layer and nut layer
    • Without washing the TM bowl from the previous step. (As long as you’ve got as much of the crumble mix out as you can) Add the cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla to the TM bowl and mix for around 10 seconds/speed 5 until everything is combined and creamy in texture, set aside. (Depending on how cold your cream cheese is you may need a little longer. Just make sure it’s fully combined, and there are no visible lumps of cream cheese)

    The Nut layer

    • Add the egg to a medium-sized bowl and beat lightly mix in the brown sugar, stir in the nuts, cherries and chocolate chips.

    To Assemble and bake

    • Take the crumb base from the oven and spread 3/4 of the cream cheese mix on the base then add the nut mix over that and spoon as evenly as you can the remaining cream cheese on top, and pop back in the oven. Bake at 160 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.
    • Allow to cool in the baking tin for around 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and allow to come to room temp before cutting. Cut into bars.

    Conventional Method

      Food processor Method for the Base

      • Set your oven to 180°c and line a 20 x 30 cm slice tin.
      • Add all the base ingredients to a food processor and mix till they’re fully combined.
      • Transfer the mix into the prepared tin and press in place to make the base. Bake for 15 mins.
      • While the base is baking – make the cream cheese layer and nut layer
      • Add the cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla to a bowl and mix for 2 – 3 minutes until everything is combined and creamy in texture and set aside.

      The Nut layer

      • Add the egg to a bowl and beat lightly mix in the brown sugar, stir in the nuts, cherries and chocolate chips.

      To Assemble And Bake

      • Take the crumb base from the oven and spread 3/4 of the cream cheese mix on the base then add the nut mix over that and spoon as evenly as you can of the remaining cream cheese on top, and pop back in the oven. Bake at 160 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.
      • Allow to cool in the baking tin for around 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and allow to come to room temp before cutting. Cut into bars.

      Extra instructions

      This is what I use to press the base down in the tray and get a lovely even crust.

      Showing how to make the base for the slice.

      If you want, you can put all the cheesecake in one layer in between and have it as a surprise when you bite into the slice, but I like to have these golden bits showing through.

      Like to know more?

      If you like nuts in your sweet baked goods, you might try this slice too  J’adore Caramel nut slice recipe.

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