Saturday, December 4, 2010

Swedish Apple Pie



I have seen a ton of recipes over the years for "Swedish" Apple Pie.
The only thing I can figure out is that the Swedes don't like a crust with their pie, which is ok by me.

I was looking for a recipe for Swedish cardamom cake and found this recipe by a happy accident. I have no need to make apple pie with a crust ever again.

It was so simple to make, and now that apple season is in full gear, this is the perfect weeknight dessert. It is a lot like that wonderful Brown Butter Bliss, that uses 3/4 cup of butter (gulp) and is heavenly.

I used Empire apples from my friend's Hudson Valley NY orchard, which are firm and crisp and stay good thru the winter.



We LOVED this. One of the best apple desserts we have ever had.

End of story.



Swedish Apple Pie (adapted from many different websites):

5 medium apples, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup sugar (for sprinkling)
2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp. cloves

Topping:

1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
3/4 cup butter (1 and 1/2 sticks)
1 egg

Preheat oven to 350F. Butter a 9" pie pan and fill with sliced apples & walnuts.



Mix the 1/4 cup sugar with the cinnamon and cloves. Sprinkle over apples and coat well.

Melt butter and add remaining ingredients (flour, sugar and egg). Pour the batter over apples and spread with a rubber spatula.





Bake for about 45 minutes or until golden.



Enjoy!

14 comments:

SarahB said...

Wow! Easy and looks so delicious!!

Steve said...

Oh my. Did you save a piece for me?

Dana said...

That looks so yummy! I'm not a huge pie fan - I truly don't get the whole crust thing so this is perfect for me. I'd love to really just taste the apples. I know you New Jersey people have great corn and apples, but I'm sorry to say you have nothing on Washington apples. (Or wine...)

Anonymous said...

My mom does something similar only using fresh cranberries and slivers of almonds. Yum.

Bluebird NY said...

I love the short ingredient list! Since I still have apples from our last picking, this one is on my immediate "to do" list...

Karen said...

I'm all for not making pie crusts... not my favorite thing to do. This looks nice... so golden brown :)

tasteofbeirut said...

that reminds me of a friend who lives in France with his wife and four kids; he mentions that he makes a similar pie, because as he puts it, every thing he cooks or bakes has to be done very fast; I am totally seduced by the speed and deliciousness of this apple dessert.

The Japanese Redneck said...

I don't eat the crust anyway.

Proud Italian Cook said...

I'm seduced too, I'm going to try this "crust"!

Carole said...

Yum! Will try this very soon.

Anonymous said...

I've made similar apple pies in the past, but not with these exact proportions. I look forward to giving it a try.

Thanks for sharing!

John McConnell
The Apple Pie Connoisseur
http://www.applepie.org/

Christine said...

Thanks so much for this recipe, I was just looking for an apple dish to bring a friend and this is perfect. So short and easy!

Katie C. said...

I made this yesterday and my crust didn't do what yours did. I think the batter was thinner (my guess from the pictures) so most of it just sort of melted down into the pie. The only thing that I can think of was that I didn't use enough flour. I spooned it into the measuring cup and leveled it off. How did you measure yours? Any help would be appreciated since my guy's favorite thing is apple pie and I think this is a great short cut!

ps My apples, old ones that I had rolling around in the crisper drawer, created a LOT of juice so maybe that contributed to the problem too.

Stacey Snacks said...

Katie,
I have made this pie 25 times and it comes out the same every time.....it's pretty foolproof.

I measure my flour in a dry measuring cup.

The crust should be a shortbread hard cookie crust that you really have to break to get thru. It's so good. It should be a thick pasty batter and spread it over the apples.

Maybe it was the brand of butter you used? Try using a little less butter the next time and see what happens.

Stacey