Gluten-Free Swedish Apple Pie (Appelpaj)

Every year, we celebrate with family and friends the colourful and wonderfully kitsch spectacular that is Eurovision. This year, it was hosted by Sweden so I made a delicious gluten-free Swedish Apple Pie. This ‘appelpaj’ is a bit like a crumble and might possibly be the easiest pie I’ve ever made. I’ve adjusted the original recipe to better suit gluten-free flour which needs an extra egg to help hold everything together.
This recipe makes enough for 4 servings.

4 or 5 medium apples – peeled, cored and thinly sliced
1 cup of caster sugar (you can reduce the sugar if the apples are sweet already)
3 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon of nutmeg
3/4 cup dairy-free margarine or butter
1 cup of gluten-free plain (all purpose) flour
2 eggs, slightly beaten

1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees centigrade.
2. Lightly grease a 9 inch pie pan or glass pie plate with some dairy-free margarine or butter.
3. Peel, core and slice apples.
4. Fill pie pan/plate three-quarters full with apple slices.
5. In a large bowl, mix 1/2 cup of the sugar, the cinnamon and the nutmeg. Mix well and sprinkle over the apple slices in the pie pan/plate.
6. In a medium saucepan and on medium heat, melt butter/margarine. Remove from heat before it burns.
7. Add remaining sugar, flour and egg to the saucepan.
8. Stir to mix well with the butter.
9. Pour flour mixture and evenly spread it over apples in the pie plan/plate.
10. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes. It’s ready when the topping has cooked and turned golden brown.
11. Serve hot.

Thanks to Eurovision for the inspiration and the contributors at for the recipe.

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2 Comments on “Gluten-Free Swedish Apple Pie (Appelpaj)”

  1. July 15, 2013 at 7:55 AM #

    Looks amazing! Great post!

    • July 15, 2013 at 9:28 PM #

      Thanks! The Swedes are on to a good thing. Give it a try and let me know how you go. Would be nice with some dried fruit mixed up with the apple – maybe some apricots? :-)

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