I love quick and easy sweets.
This upside-pie came about when I went to make my apple and date upside-down pie and I was out of dates. I had already made the pastry so I looked through the pantry hunting for something to go with my sliced apples, the sweet brown sugar and the drizzle of melted butter that goes over the top of the pie before serving (yes, it is as delicious as it sounds!). I spied a bag of honey-roasted macadamias and had a little light bulb moment.
The combination was amazing! The nuttiness of the macadamias is a perfect match with the sweet of the apples.
The best part - it'll be ready in under 30 minutes ...
Apple and macadamia upside-down piePrep and construction, 20mins
Baking time, 25mins
1/3 cup / 76g butter or margarine (I use marg)
1 1/2 cups of SR flour
1 Tbsp sugar
1/2 cup water
If you don't have time to do the pastry you can also simple use frozen puff pastry cut to the size of your dish.
2/3 cup honey roasted macadamia nuts
2 small or 1 large apple
3 Tbsp brown sugar
Just before serving: 1 Tbsp melted butter, sprinkle of cinnamon
Pre-heat oven to 170°C / 338°F
First step, the pastry. In a food processer add the butter, flour and sugar, and blend until it forms fine breadcrumbs. Then slowly add the water while blending, letting your dough turn into one large ball.
Line a 24cm pie dish with baking paper, allowing it to hang over the sides a little (or a lot) so that you can use the over hanging bits to lift the pie out easily later.
Add the macadamia nuts a zip-lock bag, and using something with a little weight, such as a tin or a mug, lightly smash them. How much is up to you. Then core and thinly slice the apple. Now you're ready to put the pie together!