This is a delicious apple dessert from Norway. Although it is called a pie, it isn’t exactly what most Americans will think of when we think of a “pie.” Without a pastry crust, it falls somewhere between a pie and a cake. The bulk of the desert is the diced apples themselves. They are accompanied by the slight crunch and mild nuttiness of chopped almonds, and a slightly sweet cinnamon-flavored batter that holds the desert together. Some whipped cream or ice cream would top this off perfectly.


Recipe below…

Norwegian Apple Pie (Eplepai)

  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup chopped almonds
  • 3 tart apples
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F and butter a 9-inch pie pan.
  2. Peal, core, and dice the apples.
  3. Stir all the ingredients together. The mixture will be stiff.
  4. Spread into the pie pan.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes or until browned.
  6. Cut into wedges and serve with sweetened whipped cream or ice cream.

Recipe from The Great Scandinavian Baking Book by Beatrice Ojakangas