Hey ya’ll! Apples in desserts are so good!
From the simplest recipes to the most decadent, apples are delectably a fall favorite that no one can deny. And it’s 99.9% a fact that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, so we understand each other, right? *wink-wink* As long as we get apple in someway, we’re good!
Swedish Apple Pie is a great way to incorporate a sweet treat into your apple conversion of yumminess.
Anyways, you will be excited to know that this is simple to make and worth the tasting!
It’s crustless, so one step omitted already and it begins with a 9″ Pie Pan, then a layer of 4 cups of chopped, firm apples tossed about with some cinnamon, sugar and cardamom and then another layer of a delicious oat crisp topping baked on top.
So it’s somewhere between a pie and an apple crisp. Buttery and delicious, and totally perfect with cardamon and cinnamon infused apples.
It’s ‘awe’-amazing. You can serve it warm or cold too.
Ice cream on top or a home-made vanilla sauce would be a nice compliment, but it’s perfectly yummy without a side-kick.
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If you’re not used to Cardamom, cardamom is very strong and aromatic. It has a spicy, herbal, citrusy character and goes very well with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, clove, and other aromatic spices.
It is also often used in baking in the Nordic countries, in particular in Sweden and Finland, where it is used in traditional treats such as the Scandinavian Jule bread Julekake, the Swedish kardemummabullar sweet bun, and Finnish sweet bread pulla.
In the Middle East, green cardamom powder is used as a spice for sweet dishes, as well as traditional flavouring in coffee and tea. Cardamom is used to a wide extent in savoury dishes.
If you want to leave it out, it will be just as good without. If you want a little adventure in your apple crisp, then give cardamom a try.
Swedish Apple Pie (aka Apple Crack)
- 4 cups firm baking apples 4 medium apples, peeled, cored and chopped to 1/4" chunks
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 10 tablespoons butter melted or your oil of choice
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats or gluten free oats
- 3/4 cup + 1 1/2 tablespoons oat flour or gluten-free oat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Optional: 1/2 cup walnuts chopped
For the pie
Preheat oven at 350 and butter a 9" deep dish pie pan.
In a large mixing bowl, stir together the apple chunks, cinnamon, cardamom and sugar. (and nuts, optional)
In another large mixing bowl, stir together the melted butter or oil, sugar, maple syrup and vanilla extract.
Add in the oats, oat flour, baking powder and salt and stir just until combined.
Spread the apples evenly over the bottom of the prepared pie pan then spread the oat topping over the apples.
Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until well browned.
Serve warm, room temperature or cold.
Cover and store at room temperature for up to 2 days. Refrigerate after that.
Recipe NotesYou can make oat flour with oatmeal by using a food processor or blender to grind them up if you don't have oat flour on hand.