Coconut Slice Recipe with Pink Grapefruit

Coconut and pink grapefruit slices

  • Cuts into 16 squares
  • Easy

Check out our pretty coconut slices with tangy pink grapefruit. These sweet squares are easy to make and go perfectly with your afternoon cuppa



  • desiccated coconut 50g, plus 2 tbsp to serve
  • salted butter 125g cold, diced
  • plain flour 100g
  • spelt or wholemeal flour 75g
  • golden caster sugar 50g
  • pink grapefruit 1, zested
  • icing sugar to serve


  • eggs 4 large, 2 separated
  • golden caster sugar 200g
  • cornflour 25g
  • plain flour 25g
  • pink grapefruit 2 large, juiced to make 200ml, measured after sieving out the bits
  • lemon 2, juiced to make 50ml
  • pink and orange food colouring a few drops (optional)


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6 and line a 23cm square, shallow tin with baking paper. Toast the coconut in a dry frying pan, stirring regularly until lightly browned. Put the butter, flours, sugar and half the toasted coconut in a food processor and whizz until the mixture comes together as a dough. Tip out of the machine and knead in the remaining coconut and grapefruit zest by hand. Press into the prepared tin as evenly as you can to make a flat base. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden. Use the separated egg yolks from the topping to brush all over the base, then put back into the oven for another 5 minutes or until crisp.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, make the topping. Whisk the 2 egg whites, 2 whole eggs, sugar and flours together until smooth. Whisk in both juices, plus a little food colouring, if you like, to get a pink, peachy hue.

  • Step 3

    When the base comes out of the oven, lower the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Give the topping a quick whisk, then pour the topping mixture over the base through a sieve, while the base is still hot. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the topping is set and doesn’t wobble too much when shaken. Sprinkle with the last 2 tbsp of coconut and cool, then chill for 1 hour. To serve, dust a little icing sugar over the top and cut into squares.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 218
  • Fat 10g
  • Saturates 6.2g
  • Carbs 27.4g
  • Sugars 17g
  • Fibre 1.4g
  • Protein 3.7g
  • Salt 0.2g