My boys love apples, so they are a standard fruit in my home. Though from time to time, they don’t eat through them all, so I find myself having to make something with them before they go bad.
Summer is still upon us, but fall is quickly coming and it’s one of my favorite times of the year for baking. So, having an abundance of apples can be very handy. I love baking with apples, especially pie. I’ve made a few different types of apple pies over the years, but this simple Swedish apple pie is probably the quickest and easiest one I make for when I crave apple pie, but I don’t feel like rolling out the crust, etc.
The great thing about this pie is the fact that it creates its own crust. The texture is a cross between an apple cake and an apple pie. It’s great with a cup of coffee or as an evening snack with a warm cup of tea. My boys are always happy when I make it because it makes the house smell so good when it’s baking. I hope you try making one of your own this upcoming fall season. I’m sure your family will love you for it.
SIMPLE SWEDISH APPLE PIE
4 – 6 apples (such as Granny Smith or Pink Lady), peeled, cored, and sliced
1 handful of sugar
2 Tbsp cinnamon
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
12 Tbsp cold butter
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Peel and slice apples and put them into a medium sized bowl. Throw in a handful of sugar and about 2 tablespoons of cinnamon and mix until the apples are thoroughly coated. Dump the cinnamon sugar apples into a 9 inch pie plate.
In a separate bowl, mix 1 cup of flour with 1 cup of sugar. Add 12 tablespoons of butter and 1 egg to the flour/sugar mixture and mix until you have a crumbly dough. I used my food processor and it came together quickly. Spread this mixture evenly over the top of the apples. Bake until golden brown, about 45 to 65 minutes. Serve warm.