Swedish Apple Pie (A Crustless Apple Pie)

Servings: 8-10 serving(s)

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 60 minutes

Cooking time: 45 minutes

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Easy crustless apple pie

I finally understand the old saying, “As easy as apple pie.”

I love apple pie but I can’t say I’d ever consider it “easy”. Not that apple pie is really difficult to make but there is pastry to be made and chilled and rolled and crimped. Swedish Apple Pie, however, is different. It really is simple. It’s a bit like a “dump it” cake in that you simply mix the topping ingredients in a pot, pour it over the apples and bake. The result is a rich and delicious pie that is really quite effortless.


Swedish Apple Pie - a rich and delicious pie that is really quite effortless.

This is an adaptation of a recipe that my mom discovered in a Hannaford Fresh Magazine on a trip to Maine a while back. It was submitted by a reader.

We have been baking Swedish Apple Pie with local Cortland apples but any good pie apples will do. Be sure to use a deep-dish pie plate.


  • Combine apple varieties in your baking: When cooking with apples, mix and match varieties to get the best combination of flavors and textures. Some apples break down more easily when they cook, like McIntosh, and others hold their structure better (think Cortlands). By combining different varieties in a pie you’ll be able to combine flavours and textures.

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Swedish Apple Pie (a crustless apple pie)

Swedish Apple Pie - a rich and delicious pie that is really quite effortless.
  • Author: Bridget Oland


  • 5 medium apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2“-thick wedges
  • 3 Tbsp. Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (can use half whole wheat)
  • 1 large egg, room temp.
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ginger


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Fill a deep  10″ pie dish with the sliced apples. Sprinkle with cinnamon and drizzle over the molasses.
  3. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Remove from heat and whisk in sugar, flour, egg, salt and ginger.
  4. Pour over apples, covering as evenly as possible.
  5. Bake until crust is golden brown and crisp, 45 minutes to 1 hour.


If you loved this pie, or have questions about the recipe, let us know in the comments. We’d appreciate it if you gave it a star rating too. Thanks!

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Adapted from Hannaford fresh Magazine, November – December 2015

12 thoughts on “Swedish Apple Pie (A Crustless Apple Pie)

  1. Lynda McLaughlin says:

    Do you have a recipe for Shoo Fly pie?
    Thank you

    1. Hi Lynda,
      Someplace I have a recipe for Shoo Fly Pie and I have hopes to post it sometime this summer.

  2. Janet says:

    Made this the other night. It was delicious and so easy!

  3. Ann says:

    Very tasty and easy to make. I used coconut oil instead of butter and it turned out fine.

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Thanks Ann, Glad you enjoyed it and pleased that you can substitute other fats. Great to have that option.

  4. Lynda says:

    I will be making this. Thank you for the recipe.
    Could substitutions be made.
    Pears, add some cranberries?
    Thank you.

  5. June says:

    Wow, so tasty, so easy! Love the molasses.

  6. Sandra Wiens says:

    saw this recipe last night and made it today, at work ( an assisted living facility.) Very easy and quick to make and it was a big hit, loved by even the pickiest eaters. 5 stars

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Sandra, Wonderful that you found a new favourite! Thanks for letting me know (and for sharing it with others).

  7. Connie says:

    Can you make this without an egg? Or substitute something else for the egg.

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Connie, I have never tried this recipe without the egg and am not sure if egg substitutes would give it the proper texture. Sorry…

  8. Marie says:

    This was delicious, easy and made with pantry ingredients. This will definitely be my go-to dessert recipe. Everyone loved it!

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