Äppel means apple and paj means pie and when you put them together you get a scrumptious Swedish dessert. The Skåne region, in the south of Sweden, is famous for growing yummy apples so this recipe is a must! This pie is so good and so simple, you don’t even need to make a crust. It can be eaten warm or cold and don’t forget to top it off with ice cream or whipped cream.
- 4-5 medium apples, peeled, cored and sliced
- 1 1/4 cup (250 g) sugar
- 2 teaspoons (5 g) cinnamon
- dash of cardamom (optional)
- Fun Fact: Cardamom is popular in Sweden where its called kardemumma.
- 3/4 cup (170 g) butter
- 1 cup (128 g) flour
- 1 egg
Let’s Make It!
- Preheat the over to 350o (175oC). Put the apple slices in the pie dish.
- Combine 1/4 cup (50 g) of the sugar, along with the cinnamon and cardamom (if using), and sprinkle it over the apples.
- Gently toss the apples to coat them evenly in sugar and spice.
- Put the butter in a medium-sized bowl and have a grownup help melt it in the microwave.
- Take the melted butter out of the microwave and add the remaining cup of sugar and the flour. Stir to combine and then mix in the egg.
- Pout the mixture into the pie pan. Use the back of a spoon to spread the mixture over the apples.
- Bake for 45 minutes. That’s it….easy as pie!!
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