This Swedish Apple Pie is the easiest pie you will ever make! When I was a little girl I had a great-grandmother from Norway I loved very much.
She was 100% Norwegian. I used to love to sit on her lap and hear her speak with her Norwegian accent. I can still see her making my favorite lefse and apple pie.
Those two items were my favorite treats that she would make for the grandkids. I can still visualize the pie cooling on the rack waiting for it to be cut into slices to eat.
I never liked it with a slice of cheese, my favorite was to add ice cream on the side.
I am not a pie maker, PERIOD, but this makes you look like you are a pie maker. Just giving you the heads-up. Here is Joan’s Swedish Apple Pie recipe (modified a bit by me).
I promise, if I can make this pie anyone can. It doesn’t have to be rolled out, cut, or fluted. Nope, you just stir the ingredients and use your hands to form the dough on top of the apples.
Talk about EASY, and oh so yummy! In case you missed this post, Apples: Everything You Need To Know
Kitchen Items Needed
- Paring knife (to peel apples, if desired)
- Apple Peeler
- Mixing Bowls
- Dough Blender/Pastry Cutter
- Pie Pan
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
Easy Swedish Apple Pie
Gather your ingredients, and set up your apple peeler, if you have one.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease the 9-inch pie pan. Set out the ingredients for the Swedish Apple Pie Recipe. Wash, core, peel, and slice your apples of choice.
My favorite one to use for this recipe is Granny Smith’s. But any type of apple will work, just giving you the heads up.
I used this peeler, but you can hand peel the apples. It just makes life easy for me, it cores the apples, peels them, and slices them evenly. It can’t get any easier than this, right?
After you grease the pie pan, press the sliced apples into the pan. First of all, I love a lot of apples, and I mean a lot of apples in this recipe. I stack them high until they start to fall off.
This is why I use a cookie sheet under the pie pan to bake it or you may have apple juices dripping on the bottom of your oven.
Now you sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon on top of the apples. I love cinnamon, so I use 2 tablespoons sprinkled all over the apples.
Yes, I doubled the original amount of cinnamon compared to the original recipe. But that’s how I roll, I love cinnamon!
Combine the butter, sugar, flour, and the egg with a dough blender and finish mixing with your hands. It’s a really sticky crust, but so delicious when baked!
After using the blender I scooped it out onto a floured countertop and mixed it a little more by hand.
Scoop the crust with a spoon and evenly mound it on top of the apples. Sprinkle with more cinnamon and sugar on top of the pie crust dough.
Bake for 45-50 minutes until golden brown on a cookie sheet or the juices may drip on the bottom of your oven. Serve with ice cream on the side. Enjoy.
Is your mouth watering yet? I hope you try making this Swedish Apple Pie recipe! It’s so easy!
Easy Swedish Apple Pie Recipe
- 8-10 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced (Granny Smith apples are my favorite)
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup flour (I use bread flour)
- 1 egg
- Cinnamon and sugar to sprinkle on crust before baking.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Press the sliced apples into a greased 9-inch pie plate/pan. Sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon over the apples.
Combine the ingredients with a dough blender and finish mixing with your hands. Scoop the crust with a spoon and evenly mound it on top of the apples. Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top of the crust before baking. Bake for 45-50 until golden brown on a cookie sheet or the juices may drip on the bottom of your oven. Serve with ice cream on the side. Enjoy.
How do I store the pie after baking?
I always cover my pies with plastic wrap and place them in the refrigerator to be safe. They will keep for 2-3 days in your refrigerator.
There is something fabulous when you bake a Swedish Apple Pie. Your house smells awesome and you can’t wait for the pie to cool and serve it to your family or friends.
I try to pick up vanilla bean ice cream to serve with it. It’s all about teaching our family to cook from scratch and love it! May God Bless this world, Linda