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Swedish Apple Pie (aka Apple Crack)

If you want a little adventure in your apple oatmeal crisp, add some cardamom for a little spice up. Tasty Swedish Apple Pie (aka Apple Crack) gluten free option too!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Author: Kim Lange


Apple Layer

  • 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.


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.