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Swedish apple pie is really just “apple pie” to us Swedes. It is one of my absolute favorite bakes and I especially love making it in the fall, when there are lots of fresh Swedish apples in the markets. So why is Swedish apple pie better than any other apple pie? Well, you’ll just have to try it and find out for yourself. My recipe is an old family recipe that I’m now sharing. It’s very easy to make and serves 4-6 people.

So this is Swedish apple pie – the way my aunt Gunilla makes it (which really is the only way)!

Swedish apple pie

Swedish apple pie. Photo: Nicklas Thegerström


  • 5 medium sized apples
  • 1 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder

Peel the apples and slice them into thick pieces. Grease a deep pie dish and place the apple slices evenly in it. Stir together the butter, sugar, flour and baking powder into a sticky dough. Flatten the dough with your hands and place it over the apples. Bake at 392°F for around 30 minutes. Serve with vanilla icecream or homemade vanilla sauce.

Swedish apple pie recipe

Swedish apple pie. Photo: Nicklas Thegerström

Apple pie is traditionally served with vanilla sauce. I make my own, but there are a lot of brands to choose from if you want to go store bought. The pie is also delicious with vanilla icecream!

Want more traditional Swedish baking recipes? Try Swedish pancakes (spoiler: they are amazing) or Swedish cinnamon buns.

Pictures from my Swedish cookbook Söta saker.

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