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Swedish Apple Pie – The Easiest Pie You’ll Ever Make!

This Swedish Apple Pie recipe is just as easy to make as it is delicious to eat. This no-crust apple pie is full of fresh tender apples and loaded with warm cinnamon. It’s the perfect no-fuss pie for an easy dessert or for the beginner baker!

Full apple pie in a glass plate in a wicker holder with green apples and cinnamon surrounding it.

This Swedish Apple Pie recipe is one of those recipes that you are going to make over and over. It’s so easy to put together because you don’t have to make or mess with a crust! That makes it easy for anyone to put together.

I’ve been wanting to bring this Swedish apple pie recipe to you for such a long time! I don’t know how Swedish it is but it’s a recipe that my mother made and one of the very first pie recipes that I made.

When I was newly married, I just loved putting meals on the table that I knew John would love. We were compatible with my loving to cook and his loving to eat!

This recipe for Swedish apple pie was one of those recipes in my arsenals that made me feel like an accomplished baker. It is perfect for a new baker or someone that wants a no-fuss dessert.

Once you dig into this pie the last thing your going to complain about is that it doesn’t have a pie crust!

When it bakes it creates a sweet thick filling that surrounds cinnamon-flavored baked apples under a flaky top. Add a scoop of ice cream and it’s going to be a regular in your recipe arsenal too.

What are the best Apples to use for Swedish Apple Pie Recipe:

There are several varieties of apples that will work but also, several that will not. You want an apple that will keep its shape without becoming mushy when baked.

I’ve found a tart apple like the Granny Smith works in so many baking recipes. If you want something a little sweeter, Braeburn, Honeycrisp, and Winesap apples are good choices.

How many apples do you need for this No-crust Swedish Apple pie?

I used 5 in this recipe. However, it’s more important to fill your pie plate than to count your apples. I used a deep-dish pie plate. Your pie plate may not be as deep, or your apples may be larger or smaller.

Your fruit will bake down so you’ll want to fill your plate 3/4 full regardless of how many apples it takes.

Ingredients for a Swedish Apple Pie:

  • Apples – I like firm tart apples in this pie. Granny Smith is my go-to for this apple pie.
  • Sugar – White sugar.
  • Butter – You can use salted or unsalted in this recipe. If you use unsalted, add a pinch of kosher salt. Nothing fancy here!
  • Egg – I use large eggs.
  • Flour – All-purpose flour works just fine.
  • Cinnamon – Ground cinnamon and lots of it!

Only 6 ingredients and none of them fancy. That makes this  Swedish crustless apple pie perfect for the novice baker or me when I want a quick and easy dessert!

Pie Plate with a large piece of Swedish Apple pie cut from it showing an apple-cinnamon filling and a flaky topping.

I have a bad habit of trying new recipes and neglecting our tried and true ones. Not the case with this one!

This Swedish Apple Pie has never failed to be delicious. This no-crust apple pie recipe is also a great pie to make if you are a beginner baker. There are just a few simple steps and wahla, you have a pie!

No one needs to know how easy it is!

Items you may need to make this Swedish Apple Pie:

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  • Pie Plate – I’ve got several pie plates but I find myself returning to this simple scalloped plate. It shows off my baked items and is very reasonable.

Tips to make the perfect pie:

  • Cut your apples all about the same thickness. Keep them about 1/4 to 1/2 thick. They’ll lay in the plate more uniformly.
  • This recipe calls for melting your butter and it also contains an egg. You’ll want to cool your melted butter slightly so when mixed together you don’t end up with scrambled egg!

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An apple pie with a slice missing

As much as I love this pie, here are a few more that we love!

If you want an easy and delicious pie and don’t want to mess with a crust you’re going to love this pie. It looks different every time I make it based on how the apples settle.

Close up of a Swedish Apple Pie slice on red plate
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4.93 from 28 votes

Swedish Apple Pie – The easiest pie you’ll ever make!

This Swedish Apple Pie is just as easy to make as it is delicious to eat.  It’s the perfect no-fuss pie for an easy dessert or for the beginner baker!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Servings 8
Author Julie Menghini

Ingredients

Pie Filling

  • 5 Granny Smith apples or enough to fill a pie plate 2/3 full
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Topping

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 tsp salt (pinch)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325°F
  • Peel, core, and slice apples 1/4″ thick.  Fill pie plate 2/3 full.  Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, combine the topping ingredients. Spread over the apples in the pie plate.
  • Bake for 1 hour or until crust lightly browns.
  • Cover leftovers with aluminum foil and refrigerate.

Notes

Tips:
  • Cut your apples all about the same thickness. Keep them about 1/4 to 1/2 thick. They’ll lay in the plate more uniformly.
  • This recipe calls for melting your butter and it also contains an egg. You’ll want to cool your melted butter slightly so when mixed you don’t end up with scrambled egg!

Nutrition

Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 197mg | Potassium: 151mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 625IU | Vitamin C: 5.2mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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As much as I like to bake, there were a few things that I really resisted trying. Pie crust was one of them and I didn’t mind using a store-bought crust.

That is until I learned to make my own! Yep, homemade pie crust is better and explained in my Pineapple Cream Meringue Tart recipe. You don’t have to worry about any of that pie with this recipe. The batter that you pour over the top seeps into the pie and leaves a lightly crunchy crust that is a delight to bite into.

What’s your favorite pie recipe? Please share, you are my inspiration!

Recipe Rating




smita ghosh

Wednesday 1st of September 2021

Hi! I am going to make this soon. How do you mix the topping ingredients? Just put all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk?

Julie Menghini

Wednesday 1st of September 2021

That's correct. Combine them in a bowl and pour over the apples. I'll clarify in the recipe. Thank you for your question.

Sheila

Sunday 8th of August 2021

Made this today with frozen apples, made sure most of the juice was out, it came out perfect and my 2 guests raved over it. Thank you for sharing!

Julie Menghini

Monday 9th of August 2021

Thank you, Sheila! It's one of our favorite pies and it's good to know that frozen apples worked.

Kim

Saturday 24th of July 2021

Thankyou so much for this recipe. Trying to find a nice tasty Apple pie recipe and came across this one. was so easy to make but mine didnt seem to come out as a crust like in your photos. currently cooling before i taste it but looks and smells amazing. First attempt though, future tries will come out different

Julie Menghini

Monday 26th of July 2021

Thank you, Kim. Do you have trouble getting bakery to brown in your oven? You may want to up the temp just a bit. I hope you'll let me know what you thought of the taste.

Amira

Thursday 8th of July 2021

Have you tried this recipe with gluten-free flour for the crust? Does it bake the same way (same amount of time)?

Julie Menghini

Friday 9th of July 2021

I have had great luck baking with gluten-free flour but haven't tried it with this If you try it let me know how it goes if I don't get the chance to do it first.

Stephanie Waite

Saturday 26th of June 2021

Thank you for this recipe Julie. I made this for my family on Father's Day and it was a hit. So easy and yummy! I am making pies this way from now on.

Julie Menghini

Monday 28th of June 2021

I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Stephanie! It's definitely one of my go-to pies because it's so easy and delish!