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I’ve finally found the perfect apple pie recipe. It’s perfect because you don’t have to make a crust.

That’s right, all of the glory and none of the pain. In a small kitchen, even a simple pie crust is typically out of the question. Really anything that requires rolling out dough usually gets vetoed. So when my good friend Vanessa shared this recipe with me, I knew I’d found my perfect match. It’s called a “Swedish” Apple Pie. I don’t know if they really make this in Sweden, but if they do, I’d like to visit immediately. Instead of making a pie crust, you just whip together a batter and spread it on top of the sliced apples. As it bakes, the batters seeps down to the pie plate, creating a perfectly simple, totally sliceable, delicious apple pie. It tastes like an apple pie with a big, crumbly sugar cookie on top. Not quite your grandmother’s traditional recipe, but if you are as crust-averse as I am, this is the pie for you.


Many thanks to my friend Vanessa, who is a wonderful Italian cook and master gardener, for sharing this recipe she inherited from her mom, who was also a wonderful Italian cook and master gardener. I made a few small tweaks and it’s my new go-to autumn pie. The prep time takes 10-15 minutes, making it a quick dessert that you could even whip up on a weeknight or for last-minute dinner parties.


For the full super-easy recipe, visit From Scratch Club, a community blog run by women who meet monthly for food adventures  and blog their stories, recipes, kitchen tips and food policy news.

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Comment by Caroline Malcolm on October 6, 2011 at 2:20pm
another wonderful recipe! Thanks, Christine!
Comment by HOMEGROWN.org on October 27, 2011 at 2:24pm
Thanks for sharing this excellent recipe (as always), Christine! Consider submitting it in the First-Ever End-of-Season HOMEGROWN Fair.  All you have to do is edit the title to include “HOMEGROWN Fair Submission”.  Prizes awarded to the best of the best in all categories!


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