Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Swedish Apple Pie

Do you need a quick dessert that also delicious and quite healthy? (175 calories and 7 grams of fat per slice!) Then Swedish Apple Pie to the rescue. Swedish Apple Pie does not have a crust. The apples are suspended in a spicy dough, and thus resembles more of a cake than a pie. But you do bake it in a pie plate, and cut it into wedges, so close enough. And did I mention it's quick? Probably 40 minutes, including baking time, and you're done!

In a large bowl, combine the sugar, flour, whole wheat flour,

baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Then in a small bowl, whisk together the egg and the vanilla.

Pour the egg into the flour mixture

and stir well with a wooden spoon until the dry ingredients are all moistened. The dough will be really stiff, and you'll wonder how this will ever work out. It will!

Now fold in the chopped apples.

The apples will start to give off some of their juices and help thin out the batter a bit. Stir it up til all the apples are coated.

Pour the batter into a greased 9-inch pie plate. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Dust with powdered sugar,

and serve warm (it's even nicer with vanilla bean ice cream!).

One year ago: Pear Cake with Pine Nuts
Two years ago: Granola, Garlicky Green Beans with Mushrooms

Find more great ideas at What's Cooking Wednesday, Whatcha Makin' Wednesdays, What's on Your Plate?, Let's Do Brunch, What's on the Menu Wednesday, Recipes I Can't Wait to Try, Made it on Monday, Cooking Thursday, It's a Keeper, Full Plate Thursday, Recipe Swap Thursday, Sweet Tooth Friday.

Swedish Apple Pie

1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 egg
1/4 tsp. vanilla
2 medium tart apples, chopped
3/4 cup toasted walnuts or pecans, toasted
powdered sugar for dusting

In a large bowl, combine the sugar, whole wheat flour, flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. In a small bowl, whisk eggs and vanilla. Stir eggs into dry ingredients just until combined. Fold in apples and nuts.

Transfer to a greased 9-inch pie plate. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Dust with powdered sugar. Serve warm.


  1. That pie looks wonderful. Cannot wait to try it.

  2. Looks really good. I like the idea that everything is combined all at once and baked.

  3. Does this ever look nice I have never heard of a Swedish Apple Pie, but sure know what I am going to make one this afternoon. Thanks for sharing.

  4. This sounds & looks wonderfully yummy.

    I would love for you to link up on
    "Made it on Monday"...a WEEKLY RECIPE LINK PARTY I host on my blog.

    *hope you will join in on the fun. :)

  5. This sounds amazing! Plus...I like to try anything Swedish since I'm 1/4 Swedish. :)

  6. Oh wow does that ever look amazing.

  7. this looks good and thank you for linking up with me.

  8. Apple pie is such a warm comforting dessert. This looks real good.

  9. Ohhh yummy and healthy, must try.

  10. Hi Sara,
    We just love Apple Pie, and your recipe looks delicious, wish I had a slice right now. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

  11. Sara this looks wonderful - and how lovely that it is healthy too! Apple pie is one of my favourites so this is the perfect recipe for me! Thank you so much for sharing another delicious recipe with Let's Do Brunch. Hope to see you again at this week's linky tomorrow :)

  12. This looks so very yummy! Thanks for linking up on Recipes I Can't Wait to Try! BTW, you've been featured!

  13. Great recipe! Now you don't have to worry about a crust.


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