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Swedish Apple Pie (aka Apple Crack)
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Swedish Apple Pie (aka Apple Crisp Pie)

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!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: apple, cardamom, crisp, fall desserts, pie, Swedish
Author: Kim Lange


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


  • 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


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.