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Apple Pie, Swedish Impossible (Appelpaj) (D, TNT)
Source: My friend, Lillian Eastlund
Serves: 8

Butter (for greasing pan)

Spiced Sugar:
1/8 to 1/4 cup granulated sugar (depending upon tartness of apples)
1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
Dash of ground cardamom

6 Granny Smith apples (about 1-3/4 to 2 pounds)
12 tbsp. (6 oz.) butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup unsifted all-purpose flour
1/2 cup (2 oz.) coarsely chopped pecans (optional)
1 large or extra-large egg, well-beaten

Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously butter bottom and sides of pie plate. Set aside.

Make Spiced Sugar:
Pour sugar, cinnamon, and cardamom into small dish or cup. Stir with fork until well-combined. Set aside.

Make Filling:
Cut apples into slices about 1/4" thick. Spoon apple slices into pie plate.

Evenly sprinkle reserved spiced sugar over apples. Set aside.

Put butter in small saucepan. Cook over low heat until melted. Turn off flame under pot.

Using wooden spoon, stir in sugar, flour, and nuts. Add beaten egg. Mix thoroughly. Pour over apples, using back of spoon to evenly spread mixture. (Do not worry if it does not cover every bit of apple.)

Bake until crust is golden brown (about 45 minutes).

If available, use a variety of apples. (In this case, use only 3/4 cup sugar in the topping unless using all tart apples.)

Substitute a sweet apple (e.g., Fuji or Gala), and use only 3/4 cup sugar in the topping. If desired, sprinkle lemon juice over apples before adding spiced sugar.

If you prefer a milder flavor, use only 1 tbsp. granulated sugar and 1 tsp. ground cinnamon in spiced sugar.

Peaches can be substituted for apples.

Poster's Notes:
This recipe came from Swedish friends. It is easy, delicious, and makes its own crust.

Posted by Virginia Sauer (Sir Angus), Z'L

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A