Upside-Down Apple and Pear Crunch

Cook time 1 hour and 30 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

90g unsalted butter
60ml agave syrup
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
4 green apples, peeled, cored and cut into wedges
2 green pears, peeled, washed and cut into wedges

Crunch Topping
30g unsalted butter
2 tbsp agave syrup
2 tbsp rolled barley oats
½ cup cooked red quinoa
2 tbsp almond meal
2 tbsp sunflower seeds
2 tbsp pepita/pumpkin seeds
2 tbsp flax seeds
1 tbsp pecan nuts, roughly chopped

Upside-Down Apple and Pear Crunch

Method

Preheat the oven to 360°f (180°c).

In a non-stick frying pan, melt the butter, agave and spices together. Add the wedges of apple and pear and cook on a low heat for 45 minutes until the fruit is soft and caramelised.

In a small bowl, melt together the butter and agave for the crunch topping. In a mixing bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients of the crunch topping and coat everything in the melted agave and butter mix.

Line a small pie dish with a piece of greased paper then pack the fruit in firmly. Sprinkle over the crunch topping then bake in the oven for 35 minutes.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving. Then carefully invert onto your serving plate.

Chef’s note: Serve with a little light pouring cream or some agave ice cream.