What’s Cookin’ – Swedish Apple Pie (no pie crust apple pie)

If you love apple pie, but do not want to make a pie crust, then this recipe is for you.  This is another recipe that I have typed (as in a typewriter) on a 3×5 card.  The recipe card is stained and smudged after years of use which is also a testimony to how good it is.

Now, originally, I had written that I didn’t know who had given me this recipe, but My Sister, The Iron Girl, is in town on business and saw it sitting out on my counter and reminded me that the original recipe had come from her.  Thanks for the great recipe, sis!

It’s quick and easy to put together, and there is almost nothing better than the smell of an apple pie baking in your home.  It’s Fall and fresh apples are in abundance – the perfect time of year for making things with apples.  I find that the sweeter apples work best in this recipe – Jonathans, Galas, Honeycrisps, Red Delicious, or Golden Delicious (or a combination of whatever you have on hand).  Save your Granny Smith apples for something else!

Swedish Apple Pie ingredients.  Preheat oven to 350° F.  Melt the butter and set aside to cool.

Slice enough apples to fill a pie plate about 2/3rds full.  Combine 1 TB of sugar and 1 tsp of cinnamon and sprinkle all over the apple slices.

Depending on the size of your apples and your pie plate, you may need between 6 to 8 small to medium sized apples.  It’s not an exact science.  Just core, peel, and slice until you have enough.

Note:  When I’m slicing apples, I have a bowl with a little water and lemon juice on hand.  I add the sliced apples and toss as I go to avoid them turning brown because – and I know this is hard to believe – sometimes I get distracted.  By laundry, by dear sweet hubby, by phone calls, and, well, you know what I mean.

To prepare the topping, combine the sugar, flour, beaten egg, and walnuts in a bowl.

Add the sugar and flour mixture to the melted and cooled butter.  Stir well to combine.  The mixture will be very thick.

Pour over the apples and bake in a preheated oven for 45 minutes or until golden brown.

Baked Swedish Apple Pie.

Served with some vanilla bean ice cream.


This pie actually slices into pieces very nicely although you wouldn’t know it from the looks of my picture.  Seriously, this pie was devoured so quickly, I was barely able to take a picture!

Also, my nephew wanted to know what makes this Swedish?  To him, all apple pies should be American.  I honestly had no response to that question.

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