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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 crustless 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 wah-la, you have a pie!

No one needs to know how easy it is!

Items you may need to make this Swedish Apple Pie:

  • Pie Plate – I’ve got several pie plates but I find myself returning to this simple 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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Crustless Apple Pie with a piece removed.

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.

Don’t forget to stop back and let me know how your crustless Apple Pie turned out!

Close up of a Swedish Apple Pie slice on red plate

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

Author: Julie Menghini
This Crustless 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!
4.88 from 47 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dessert, Pie
Cuisine American
Keyword: Swedish Apple Pie
Servings: 8


Pie Filling

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


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


  • 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.



  • 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!


Calories: 379kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 2gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 197mgPotassium: 151mgFiber: 3gSugar: 38gVitamin A: 625IUVitamin C: 5.2mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

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.

Tried this recipe?Let me know how it was!

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


Friday 13th of January 2023

Could you use fresh blueberries instead

Julie Menghini

Saturday 14th of January 2023

Yes! One of my readers makes it with blueberries.


Sunday 8th of January 2023

I make this recipe repeatedly throughout the fall and winter and it NEVER disappoints! My family absolutely LOVES it! Thank you so much for sharing, it is so simple and so delicious!!

Julie Menghini

Monday 9th of January 2023

We do too and it was our Christmas Eve dessert. Thanks, Jill!


Saturday 17th of December 2022

Can a flax "egg" be substituted for the real thing in the Swedish apple pie for those who are allergic to eggs?

Julie Menghini

Sunday 18th of December 2022

Yes it can, Shirley. Also, I had a reader make it and forgot the egg and she said it was still delicious. However, I haven't tried that.

Alexis Willson

Friday 25th of November 2022

I needed to make this gluten and dairy free so I substituted a 1 to 1 GF baking flour blend for the AP and used plant based butter, crust still turned out perfect. I accidentally misread the recipe and used a tablespoon instead of a teaspoon of cinnamon and it didn’t ruin it but it was definitely a cinnamon apple pie and not a regular one. Like cinnamon roll levels of cinnamon instead of apples being the main flavor. It was still delicious and I will definitely make this again and again. I would play with adding a touch of vanilla to the crust and trying different fruit like peaches and berries.

Julie Menghini

Friday 25th of November 2022

Wow, Alexis, you are my mad scientist for pie! I love that you shared your exchanges so people with sensitivities can make this pie too. I really appreciate your comment. Thank you!


Thursday 24th of November 2022

I've been making Swedish Apple Pie for YEARS and everyone LOVES it.So easy and delicious. In the summer I switch from apples to blueberries or fresh peaches...YUMMY!!!

Julie Menghini

Friday 25th of November 2022

Thank you, Pati! This is one of our favorite pies too and will definitely be switching up my fruit!