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.
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
- Preheat oven to 350° F and butter a 9-inch pie pan.
- Peal, core, and dice the apples.
- Stir all the ingredients together. The mixture will be stiff.
- Spread into the pie pan.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until browned.
- Cut into wedges and serve with sweetened whipped cream or ice cream.
Recipe from The Great Scandinavian Baking Book by Beatrice Ojakangas