Finally – there’s a chill in the air, which means that we can forget about the disastrous end to the Sox’s season and look forward to the watching the Pat’s! For us, cool weather and football means one thing: comfort food, and the recipe that I have for you today delivers.
Swedish Apple Pie. Ever hear of it? I didn’t think so. I learned about it almost a decade ago thanks to my oldest and dearest friend and her sister. I can only describe it as a scandalous three-way marriage between apple pie, apple crisp, and apple upside down cake. The crunchy, golden goodness of the top layer covers perfectly baked apples below. It’s such a simple recipe, that we had time to pick the apples just for you.
That’s right, we went apple picking. It’s a tradition in the Cameron household. Each year we try a new orchard – there’s really no shortage in New England – and we come home, get comfortable, and gorge ourselves on swedish apple pie. Disgusting, isn’t it? Oh don’t worry, we’re very health conscious here, but this is a fabulous treat that we only get to have once or twice a year.
I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Swedish Apple Pie
Set your oven to 375 degrees and cook for 45 minutes to an hour. This will produce approximately 6 people and contains about 660 calories per serving (I use Calorie Count for this information)
- 1 stick melted butter
- 1 egg
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup walnuts
- cinnamon and nutmeg to taste
- approximately 1 lb of peeled apples.
- 1/2 stick butter
- 1/2 sugar
- cinnamon & nutmeg to taste
Peel and slice your apples so that the pieces are roughly 1 inch cubes. Add apples to a casserole dish, or deep dish apple pie mold. Pour the 1/2 cup of sugar on top and sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix the ingredients together and then slice the 1/2 stick of butter and place pats onto of mixture. I usually decrease this by half or omit completely because I find that the apples are juicy enough not to need the added fat.
Once your apple mixture is set, get to work on the batter. Mix the 1 stick of butter, 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup walnuts and cinnamon and nutmeg together to form a batter that has a paste like consistency. Spread this on top of your apples, but do not mix into them.
Cook your dish at 375 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour. You can determine whether the pie is done by the color of the crust. A golden brown crust indicates a finished product. However, if you’re unsure of cooking times, insert a knife into the pie, if the apples are soft, the pie is finished. Take out, cool for 10-15 minutes and serve a la mode.
**Apple pies and crisps are notorious for boiling over. I recommend placing a baking pan under your dish to avoid spills in the oven.