Swedish Apple Pie

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Swedish Apple Pie (aka Apple Crack)

Swedish Apple Pie is a great way to incorporate a sweet treat into your apple conversion of yumminess.  So it’s somewhere between a pie and an apple crisp.  Buttery and delicious, and totally perfect with cardamom and cinnamon infused apples. It’s ‘awe’-amazing.

It’s also crust-less, 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.

Swedish Apple Pie (aka Apple Crack)

You will be excited to know that this  Swedish Apple Pie is simple to make and worth the tasting!  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!

You can serve this Swedish Apple Pie with oats warm or cold!  Even better warm with a huge scoop of ice cream cream on top or a home-made vanilla sauce, thank you!  But it’s perfectly yummy without a side-kick.

Swedish Apple Pie (aka Apple Crack)

What is Cardamom?

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 flavoring in coffee and tea. Cardamom is used to a wide extent in savory dishes.

If you want to leave it out, it will be just as good without. If you want a little adventure in your Swedish Apple Pie, then give cardamom a try.

Ingredients You Need

Apple Layer

  • 4 cups firm baking apples 4 medium apples, peeled, cored and chopped to ¼” chunks
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

Topping

  • 10 tablespoons butter melted or your oil of choice
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 ½ tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups old-fashioned rolled oats or gluten free oats
  • ¾ cup + 1 ½ tablespoons oat flour or gluten-free oat flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Optional: ½ cup walnuts chopped

How to Make Apple Crisp Pie 

For the pie

  1. Preheat oven at 350 and butter a 9″ deep dish pie pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the apple chunks, cinnamon, cardamom and sugar. (and nuts, optional)
  3. In another large mixing bowl, stir together the melted butter or oil, sugar, maple syrup and vanilla extract.
  4. Add in the oats, oat flour, baking powder and salt and stir just until combined.
  5. Spread the apples evenly over the bottom of the prepared pie pan then spread the oat topping over the apples.
  6. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until well browned.
  7. Serve warm, room temperature or cold.
  8. Cover and store at room temperature for up to 2 days. Refrigerate after that.

Flour Substitution for Swedish Apple Pie with Oats

You 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.

Swedish Apple Pie (aka Apple Crack)

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Swedish Apple Pie (aka Apple Crack)

Swedish Apple Pie (aka Apple Crisp Pie)

Kim Lange
This Swedish Apple Pie is somewhere between a pie and an apple crisp. Buttery and delicious, and totally perfect with cardamom and cinnamon infused apples! Add some Ice cream too!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Calories

Ingredients
  

Apple Layer

  • 4 cups firm baking apples 4 medium apples, peeled, cored and chopped to 1/4" chunks
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

Topping

  • 10 tablespoons butter melted or your oil of choice
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 ½ tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups old-fashioned rolled oats or gluten free oats
  • ¾ cup + 1 1/2 tablespoons oat flour or gluten-free oat flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Optional: 1/2 cup walnuts chopped

Instructions
 

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.

Notes

You 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.
Keyword apple, cardamom, crisp, fall desserts, pie, Swedish
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9 Comments

  1. This is delicious! I live in a very small country town. NO ONE had cardamom or even heard of it. Lol ! So I ordered it on line.”thank you Amazon” recieved it today and made it today. The smell is awsome, the flavor is delicious. A definite keeper.

  2. I love cardamom. I’m wondering if this is similar to a pie I had at a friend’s Thanksgiving when I was in college. Her grandmother was Danish I think and made the most amazing apple pie I’ve ever had. I’m going to have to give this a try!

  3. I have always like apple crisp, and love your version of crustless apple pie, too. This will seem kind of weird to some people, but I am not fond of pie crust! I scrape out the filling. 🙂

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