Sunday, November 6, 2011

Swedish Apple Pie


Who doesn't like apple pie?  And a Swedish apple pie sounded intriguing.  This is a good recipe for a weeknight apple pie.  It's quick because it doesn't require a conventional crust.

I used an apple-wedge cutter (one of those simple devices you press down on an apple that cores it and cuts it into wedges at the same time) to cut my apples into wedges, then cut each of those wedges into two slices.  I didn't even bother to peel my apples, figuring a little apple skin was just another good source of fiber.


Swedish Apple Pie
Adapted from Pure, Simple Cooking by Diana Henry
Makes 1 pie

5 apples, peeled, cored and cut into slices
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup white flour
3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
finely grated zest of one lemon
9 Tblsp salted butter
1/2 cup slivered almonds

Preheat oven to 400 degrees, with rack in the center position.

Butter a 9 or 10 inch pie dish (I use a deep one).  Cut the apples into slices and add them to the dish.  Mix the sugar, flours, baking powder, and lemon zest in a medium bowl. Melt the butter and stir it into the sugar mixture, mixing well.  Spread the mixture over the apples and top with the almonds.

Bake for 30 minutes.  Let cool slightly, then serve with a bit of half and half or vanilla ice cream.

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