Friday again, which means more pie! If you missed the chocolate toffee cream pie, check it out here. And if you missed pumpkin pie cake, find it here. Today we have the third and final installment in our pie trifecta: Swedish Apple Pie.
Who doesn't love apple pie, right? Well, me for starters. I love the inside of apple pie, but pie crust just really doesn't get me excited. I much prefer apple cobblers or crumbles or something with a tasty, crunchy topping to traditional apple pies. So I was excited to find this Swedish Apple Pie recipe a few years ago.
It has all the cinnamon apple goodness of a traditional apple pie, but no crust. Instead, the apples are topped with a dough that's a bit like a cross between a sugar cookie and a soft cake - sounds strange, I know, but it's fantastic. As it cooks the dough sinks a bit into the apples, and when it comes out of the oven all golden brown and delicious you end up with apple slices surrounded by a soft, delicate cookie slash cakiness that sports a delightful little crunch on top. It's just plain good. And it comes together so much more quickly than a traditional pie. Slice apples, season, mix the topping, dump it on, and bake - 15 minutes tops. And it's perfect with vanilla ice cream.
And if you're feeling a little indulgent, it's even more perfect with a drizzle of caramel ice cream topping.
Tell me that doesn't look like the holidays on a plate:
Swedish Apple Pie Recipe
source: slightly modified from this allrecipes post
1.5 lbs of tart apples, peeled and sliced fairly thin (I always use part Granny's and part something sweeter, like Golden Delicious - a mix of apples makes a better pie!)
1 T brown sugar
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t nutmeg (you could also add a dash of cloves or ginger if desired)
1 C flour
1 C sugar
12 T butter, melted
another dash cinnamon
Peel and slice apples, then toss with brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Place in a pie plate. (I never weigh the apples, I just keep peeling and slicing until the pie plate is looking fairly full, but plan on 4-5 small or 3 larger apples). Melt butter, then stir in sugar, egg, flour, and dash cinnamon. Spread dough on top of apples. Bake at 350 degrees until top is fairly golden brown, as shown below, 50-60 minutes. (For crunchier crust bake a little longer.)
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