When I married, mom went to her recipe box and found simple recipes for a novice (me) to create in an apartment kitchen. She felt it was her duty to make my culinary start not only easy but sublime. Our family really, really enjoys food, but it has to be good or we turn up our noses.
One of the first recipes I tested and which heralded a place in my own recipe box was Swedish Apple Pie. I always wondered how mom got this recipe, after all she was not far removed from her Norwegian roots and I had grown up hearing about those Swedes. Yet, here it is. A simple, easy and delicious apple pie. Enjoy!
Swedish Apple Pie
Fill pie plate 3/4 full of sliced apples. Sprinkle over 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1 tablespoon sugar. In a separate bowl or pan, melt 1 1/2 sticks butter. Add 3/4 cup sugar, 1 cup flour and 1 egg. Mix well (it will be thick). Pour mixture over apples and spread to cover. The thick dough surrounds the apples to make a wonderful crust. No need for a rolling pin! Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.
My own twist…the original recipe called for 1 cup sugar not the 3/4 cup noted above. I reduced the sugar because I am trying to reduce sugar in my life without sacrificing flavor. Amazingly, reducing sugar in your life reduces your waistline. I have it on good authority (the web) that you can reduce the amount of sugar in most recipes by one-fourth without sacrificing flavor. In this recipe it worked.