Growing up in the Swedish countryside, there was always an abundance of apples in late summer and fall. We always had multiple apple, pear, and plum trees, rhubarb, and a whole lot of berry bushes. This always meant an abundance of pies in summer and fall! It was always exciting when you got the chore to go pick the black currant and apples for the dinner treat!
We wanted to share our mamma’s (mother’s) apple crumble pie that is our very own favorite! The topping used for this pie can be used on just about any other berry or fruit pie. To make it extra scrumptious you need to drizzle your piece of pie with Swedish “vanilj sås” which is similar to a vanilla custard or sauce. It gives the pie a nice creamy contrast to the crunchy crust. If you don’t have any on hand, some lovely vanilla ice cream works too!
We don’t own any fruit trees here, so we enjoy taking our children to local apple orchards every year to experience the flavor of freshly picked fruit, and delicious baked pies. This year we brought some apples home from Justus Orchard in Hendersonville, NC.
To get started this is what you will need:
- All Purpose Flour 2 cups
- Butter 8 oz
- Sugar 1 cup
- Almond extract ca 1.5 tsp
- Rolled oats 5 Tbsp
- Small Apples 10
- Cinnamon 3 tsp
Turn the oven on 375F
Peel the apples and cut them up into 1 inch chunks
Place them in a pie dish that is about 9x13 and cover them with the cinnamon
Cook the apples for 20 minutes
In the meantime, melt the butter in a small pot
Gradually mix in flour, and sugar in the pot
Add the almond extract
Use about 3 Tbsp of the rolled oats and mix in the crumble
Once the apples are cooked add the crumble evenly over the apples
Dough chunks should be around ¾ inch
Lastly, cover the pie with the rest of the rolled oats
Bake in the oven for about 20 min or until the little crumble tips turn golden brown and crunchy!
We hope you will enjoy our special family treat!