Crustless Apple Pie

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Crustless Apple Pie — Sometimes called Swedish apple pie, this EASY recipe for apple pie without a traditional pie crust is a FAST, foolproof, no-mixer recipe! It’s loaded with cinnamon-spiced apples in every bite, dense, chewy, hearty, and is next level when topped with ice cream and salted caramel sauce!

Crustless Apple Pie - Sometimes called Swedish apple pie, this EASY recipe for apple pie without a traditional pie crust is a FAST, foolproof, no-mixer recipe! It's loaded with cinnamon-spiced apples in every bite, dense, chewy, hearty, and is next level when topped with ice cream and salted caramel sauce!

Apple Pie … Without a Crust!

If you’ve followed my blog for any length of time, you’ll know that I really don’t like complicated and fussy desserts. And I especially don’t like making pie crust, no matter how easy it is!

Therefore, I’ve developed quite a collection of pies that are crustless. Meaning, there’s no separate crust to make, roll out, pre-bake, or deal with. The filling and the crust bake as one!

I didn’t have a crustless apple pie so decided to make one! You’re going to love how easy this “apple pie” is! It’s a fast, foolproof, no-mixer recipe which is great for you, the pastry chef.

Crustless Apple Pie - Sometimes called Swedish apple pie, this EASY recipe for apple pie without a traditional pie crust is a FAST, foolproof, no-mixer recipe! It's loaded with cinnamon-spiced apples in every bite, dense, chewy, hearty, and is next level when topped with ice cream and salted caramel sauce!

Every bite of the apple pie is chock full of tender, juicy, cinnamon-spiced apples with a chewy, dense topping layer. This could be called a “crust” I suppose, but it’s definitely nothing like traditional pie crust.

It’s thicker, denser, and chewier, more like the the topping you’d find on an Apple Crisp. If you love texture, this is your dessert!

What I came to find out is that my idea of a crustless apple pie is what others sometimes call a Swedish apple pie. In many recipes that are termed “Swedish apple pie” recipes, nuts are often incorporated.

Crustless Apple Pie - Sometimes called Swedish apple pie, this EASY recipe for apple pie without a traditional pie crust is a FAST, foolproof, no-mixer recipe! It's loaded with cinnamon-spiced apples in every bite, dense, chewy, hearty, and is next level when topped with ice cream and salted caramel sauce!

However, there are no nuts in my version because my family doesn’t prefer nuts in their desserts generally speaking.

Tip: If you want to add nuts, check out my FAQs below about how to incorporate them. Very easy and no problem.

It’s also a bit different than my Apple Cobbler, which is also awesome, but that apple dessert has a biscuit dough topping which is different than the topping on this dessert.

Crustless Apple Pie - Sometimes called Swedish apple pie, this EASY recipe for apple pie without a traditional pie crust is a FAST, foolproof, no-mixer recipe! It's loaded with cinnamon-spiced apples in every bite, dense, chewy, hearty, and is next level when topped with ice cream and salted caramel sauce!

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Crustless Apple Pie - Sometimes called Swedish apple pie, this EASY recipe for apple pie without a traditional pie crust is a FAST, foolproof, no-mixer recipe! It's loaded with cinnamon-spiced apples in every bite, dense, chewy, hearty, and is next level when topped with ice cream and salted caramel sauce!

Ingredients in Crustless Apple Pie

To make this easy no-crust apple pie recipe, you’ll need the following common and inexpensive fridge and pantry ingredients:

  • Green apples (Granny Smith or similar)
  • Red apples (Pink Lady, Braeburn, Fuji, or similar)
  • Lemon juice
  • Granulated sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • All-purpose flour
  • Ground cloves, optional
  • Large egg
  • Melted unsalted butter

Note: Scroll down to the recipe card section of the post for the ingredients with amounts included and for more complete directions.

Crustless Apple Pie - Sometimes called Swedish apple pie, this EASY recipe for apple pie without a traditional pie crust is a FAST, foolproof, no-mixer recipe! It's loaded with cinnamon-spiced apples in every bite, dense, chewy, hearty, and is next level when topped with ice cream and salted caramel sauce!

How to Make Crustless Apple Pie

Making a crustless apple pie is a cinch. You don’t even need a mixer!

Follow these straightforward directions.

Step 1: Peel and thinly slice the apples.

Crustless Apple Pie - Sometimes called Swedish apple pie, this EASY recipe for apple pie without a traditional pie crust is a FAST, foolproof, no-mixer recipe! It's loaded with cinnamon-spiced apples in every bite, dense, chewy, hearty, and is next level when topped with ice cream and salted caramel sauce!

Step 2: Toss the apples with granulated sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, and place them in a sprayed 9-inch pie plate.

Crustless Apple Pie - Sometimes called Swedish apple pie, this EASY recipe for apple pie without a traditional pie crust is a FAST, foolproof, no-mixer recipe! It's loaded with cinnamon-spiced apples in every bite, dense, chewy, hearty, and is next level when topped with ice cream and salted caramel sauce!

Step 3: To a large mixing bowl, add the flour, granulated sugar, cinnamon, optional cloves, and whisk to combine.

Crustless Apple Pie - Sometimes called Swedish apple pie, this EASY recipe for apple pie without a traditional pie crust is a FAST, foolproof, no-mixer recipe! It's loaded with cinnamon-spiced apples in every bite, dense, chewy, hearty, and is next level when topped with ice cream and salted caramel sauce!

Step 4: Add an egg, melted butter, and use a rubber spatula to combine. This mixture is very thick which is just fine!

Crustless Apple Pie - Sometimes called Swedish apple pie, this EASY recipe for apple pie without a traditional pie crust is a FAST, foolproof, no-mixer recipe! It's loaded with cinnamon-spiced apples in every bite, dense, chewy, hearty, and is next level when topped with ice cream and salted caramel sauce!

Step 5: Evenly turn the batter out over the apples.

Step 6: Evenly sprinkle the top with granulated sugar, cinnamon, and bake for about 55 minutes.

Crustless Apple Pie - Sometimes called Swedish apple pie, this EASY recipe for apple pie without a traditional pie crust is a FAST, foolproof, no-mixer recipe! It's loaded with cinnamon-spiced apples in every bite, dense, chewy, hearty, and is next level when topped with ice cream and salted caramel sauce!

Step 7: Cool completely before serving plain or with our favorite topping!

Crustless Apple Pie - Sometimes called Swedish apple pie, this EASY recipe for apple pie without a traditional pie crust is a FAST, foolproof, no-mixer recipe! It's loaded with cinnamon-spiced apples in every bite, dense, chewy, hearty, and is next level when topped with ice cream and salted caramel sauce!

What Kind of Apples Are Best for Baking?

The general rule of thumb for baking when apples are involved – whether it’s an Apple Pie, Apple Pie Bread, or Apple Zucchini Bread – is to use mostly or all green apples. And a much smaller amount of red apples.

You want about 3 cups of thinly sliced, peeled apples total.

  • Green Apples — Granny Smith is the obvious choice. Green apples are more tart than red, but they are also very firm, which is important when baking with apples so they don’t turn to total mush.
  • Red Apples — Firm red apples such as Pink Lady, Braeburn, Fuji, Honeycrisp, or similar. Do not use something like a Red Delicious which is too mushy and mealy.

In this no-crust apple pie, I used 3 green Granny Smith apples + 1 red Pink Lady apple. You could also do 2 green + 2 red apples if you like, or just use all green apples.

Crustless Apple Pie - Sometimes called Swedish apple pie, this EASY recipe for apple pie without a traditional pie crust is a FAST, foolproof, no-mixer recipe! It's loaded with cinnamon-spiced apples in every bite, dense, chewy, hearty, and is next level when topped with ice cream and salted caramel sauce!

What Are the Best Spices for Apple Pie?

Cinnamon – Used to both toss with the apples and lemon juice, and in the batter, cinnamon is a key ingredient in this apple pie without a crust, used twice.

I err on the side of more rather than less when it comes to cinnamon in baked goods, especially when it comes to apple desserts or pumpkin desserts. It makes everything taste warm and cozy. However, you can reduce it to taste if you’re very sensitive to cinnamon.

Cloves – Ground cloves are one of my favorite warming spices. I adore adding a generous shake but if you don’t have any on hand or are sensitive to the flavor, you can omit cloves.

Nutmeg – If you’re a fan, add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon. And if not, like cloves, don’t worry about it and omit.

Apple Pie Spice – This is really just a mixture of all of the above spices, and you can use it in place of the aforementioned in the batter. However, I would still add the cinnamon to toss the apples.

Crustless Apple Pie - Sometimes called Swedish apple pie, this EASY recipe for apple pie without a traditional pie crust is a FAST, foolproof, no-mixer recipe! It's loaded with cinnamon-spiced apples in every bite, dense, chewy, hearty, and is next level when topped with ice cream and salted caramel sauce!

Toppings for Crustless Apple Pie

Apple pie, or in this case no-crust apple pie, is great on its own but even better with some toppings.

Here are my serving suggestions:

  • Vanilla ice cream, vanilla bean ice cream, or any ice cream you adore.
  • Cool Whip or whipped topping. I use lite or fat free, and the store brand, and no one knows the difference.
  • Whipped cream from a can. Everyone loves the spray nozzle!
  • Homemade whipped cream
  • Caramel sauce, caramel ice cream sundae topping, salted caramel (Trader Joe’s is excellent), or Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce.
Crustless Apple Pie - Sometimes called Swedish apple pie, this EASY recipe for apple pie without a traditional pie crust is a FAST, foolproof, no-mixer recipe! It's loaded with cinnamon-spiced apples in every bite, dense, chewy, hearty, and is next level when topped with ice cream and salted caramel sauce!

How to Store Leftover Apple Pie

I don’t think you’re going to have any problems with this crust-free apple pie “lingering” around your house.

However, leftover pie will keep airtight at room temp for up to 5 days. I suppose you could freeze it for up to 3 months, although I haven’t ever needed to.

Do not store it in the refrigerator which will only serve to dry out and harden the crust and suck all the moisture out of the apples. On the counter is where it belongs.

Crustless Apple Pie - Sometimes called Swedish apple pie, this EASY recipe for apple pie without a traditional pie crust is a FAST, foolproof, no-mixer recipe! It's loaded with cinnamon-spiced apples in every bite, dense, chewy, hearty, and is next level when topped with ice cream and salted caramel sauce!

Recipe FAQs

Can I use less sugar in the pie?

If you’re paying attention to the recipe, you’ll notice you use granulated sugar three times in this recipe (more on that in the Tips below). However, despite that, I do not recommend reducing the sugar. The pie will taste too tart in my opinion if you reduce the sugar because green apples are quite tart.

Can I use brown sugar instead of granulated sugar?

I think it would be fine for the 1 cup of granulated sugar in the batter portion of the recipe to use up to about 1/4 to 1/3 cup brown sugar in place of the granulated sugar. Therefore, you’ll use about 2/3 to 3/4 cup granulated sugar.

I do not suggest replacing all of the sugar because that would change the texture, flavor, and consistency of the batter and subsequent final taste and texture.

Should I peel apples for Pie?

Yes, I recommend using peeled apples. You probably can get away with not peeling them but you’ll be contending with apple skins in the baked Swedish apple pie.

How should I chop or slice the apples?

After you’ve used a paring knife to peel the apples, I slice them into very thin slices, about 1/8-inch thick. Keeping all the apples thinly sliced and of uniform thickness helps ensure that they cook through and soften properly during the baking process and that the pie baked uniformly.

Can I bake apple pie in another type of pan?

I recommend a 9-inch round pie dish. Any smaller and it will overflow, and any larger and the finished pie will seem skimpy or a little “short”. However, if you don’t have a 9-inch round pie plate, a square 9×9-inch baking pan will work.

Can I double the recipe?

Yes, you most certainly can double the recipe. If doing so, I recommend baking in two 9-inch round baking dishes. Another option is baking in one 9×13-inch pan. Your “pie” won’t look very traditional baked as a rectangle but will taste fine.

You may need to add 5 to 10 minutes to the overall baking time in whatever way you choose to bake it, but maybe not. Keep an eye on your own crustless pies and see how they look.

Can I add nuts?

If you want to add chopped walnuts or pecans, feel free. I recommend adding about 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts (toast them if you prefer) after the batter has come together. Stir them in at the end.

If you plan to add nuts, scale back the flour measurement from 1 cup to 3/4 cup to account for the nuts so the batter doesn’t get overly thick and dense.

Crustless Apple Pie - Sometimes called Swedish apple pie, this EASY recipe for apple pie without a traditional pie crust is a FAST, foolproof, no-mixer recipe! It's loaded with cinnamon-spiced apples in every bite, dense, chewy, hearty, and is next level when topped with ice cream and salted caramel sauce!

Tips for the Best Crustless Apple Pie

Granulated Sugar – You use granulated sugar three times in this easy crustless apple pie recipe.

  1. Two tablespoons mixed with the apple juice
  2. One cup mixed with the flour and other ingredients to form the batter
  3. One tablespoon sprinkled over the top of the pie before baking.

Just make sure you’re aware and that you don’t accidentally shortchange the sugar.

Want to reduce the sugar? Get my thoughts on that above in the FAQ section.

Crustless Apple Pie - Sometimes called Swedish apple pie, this EASY recipe for apple pie without a traditional pie crust is a FAST, foolproof, no-mixer recipe! It's loaded with cinnamon-spiced apples in every bite, dense, chewy, hearty, and is next level when topped with ice cream and salted caramel sauce!

Spreading the Batter Over the Apples –  The batter is very dense and thick. This is by design because the apples will release their natural juices during baking which thins out this batter during the baking process, so you want it on the thicker side to start out with.

But because it is thick, it’s difficult to “spread” over the apples in the pie dish.

I find it easiest to take about 1/4 of the batter mixture in my hand, press it over the top of 1/4 of the surface area of the apples in the pie dish, and then repeat; until the batter is used and the apples are covered.

Smoosh it together as best you can and it will even out in the baking process.

Leave a bare perimeter of about 1/2-inch from the edge of the pie dish so that the batter doesn’t stick or burn.

Crustless Apple Pie - Sometimes called Swedish apple pie, this EASY recipe for apple pie without a traditional pie crust is a FAST, foolproof, no-mixer recipe! It's loaded with cinnamon-spiced apples in every bite, dense, chewy, hearty, and is next level when topped with ice cream and salted caramel sauce!

Watch Your Dessert, Not The Clock – In any type of fruit-based dessert (or vegetable such as Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread which is out of this world), there will be variation and variance in the amount of baking time required. My baking time estimate is about 55 minutes.

However, your crustless apple pie may be done in as little as 45 minutes or as long at 65 minutes depending on your apples, oven, climate, pan, and overall variances.

Always judge doneness by how your dessert looks to you, and if it is done or not, and do not take what’s written in a recipe card as the final word. Therefore check early, but be prepared to leave it for awhile longer to bake.

Crustless Apple Pie - Sometimes called Swedish apple pie, this EASY recipe for apple pie without a traditional pie crust is a FAST, foolproof, no-mixer recipe! It's loaded with cinnamon-spiced apples in every bite, dense, chewy, hearty, and is next level when topped with ice cream and salted caramel sauce!

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Crustless Apple Pie

By Averie Sunshine
Sometimes called Swedish apple pie, this EASY recipe for apple pie without a traditional pie crust is a FAST, foolproof, no-mixer recipe! It's loaded with cinnamon-spiced apples in every bite, dense, chewy, hearty, and is next level when topped with ice cream and salted caramel sauce!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8
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Ingredients  

Apples

  • 3 cups thinly sliced, peeled apples*
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Batter

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves, optional and to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg, optional and to taste
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, or to taste
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon almond extract, optional; or to taste

Topping

  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, or to taste

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Apples – To a medium bowl, add the sliced apples, evenly sprinkle the sugar, cinnamon, and toss very well to combine with a rubber spatula.
  • Spray a 9-inch round pie dish very well with cooking spray and transfer the apple mixture into the pie dish, smoothing and evening out any apples that are jetting up so you have a relatively flat layer of apples, although it doesn't need to be perfect; set aside.
  • Batter – To a large mixing bowl, add the 1 cup granulated sugar, flour, salt, optional cloves/nutmeg, and whisk to combine.
  • Add the egg, melted butter (Tip – make sure it's not scalding hot or you will scramble the egg and have to start over), vanilla, optional almond extract, and using a large rubber spatula, fold the mixture together. Tips – Try not to overmix and overstir which over develops the gluten and makes the finished dessert tougher. This is a very dense and thick mixture, don't be alarmed.
  • Turn the batter out over the apples in the pie dish. Tips – I find it easiest to take about 1/4 of the batter mixture in my hand, press it over the top of 1/4 of the surface area of the apples in the pie dish, and then repeat; until the batter is used and the apples are covered. Smoosh it together as best you can and it will even out in the baking process. Leave a bare perimeter of about 1/2-inch from the edge of the pie dish so that the batter doesn't stick or burn.
  • Topping – Evenly sprinkle the batter layer with 1 tablespoon additional granulated sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.
  • Bake for about 55 minutes. Start checking at 45 minutes, but don't be surprised if your dessert takes up to 65 or 70 minutes to cook through. Crustless Apple Pie is done when the batter or dough on the top is done, set, and lightly golden brown. If in doubt, insert a toothpick into the interior of it, which should come out clean. Additionally, you should see the faint bubbling of apple juices and cinnamon around the periphery of your baking dish, another signal it's likely done.
  • Allow apple pie to cool in the baking dish for about 30 minutes, or until desired, before serving. Serving suggestions include vanilla (bean) ice cream, Cool Whip or whipped topping, caramel or Salted Caramel Sauce. Extra apple pie will keep airight at room temp for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. I do not recommend storing it in the fridge because it will dry out and harden.
  • Adapted from my own Crustless Pie Recipes

Notes

*Apples
In this crustless apple pie, I used 3 green Granny Smith apples + 1 red Pink Lady apple.
You could do 2 green + 2 red apples if you like, or just use all green apples.
You want about 3 cups of thinly sliced, peeled apples total.Green Apples – Granny Smith is the obvious choice
Red Apples – Firm red apples such as Pink Lady, Braeburn, Fuji, Honeycrisp, or similar. Do not use something like a Red Delicious which is too mushy and mealy.
Green apples are more tart than red, but they are also very firm, which is important when baking with apples so they don’t turn to total mush.

Nutrition

Serving: 1, Calories: 219kcal, Carbohydrates: 49g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 25mg, Sodium: 83mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 35g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. 5 stars
    Very delicious AND easy recipe. Love the caramelized crunchy/chewy texture of the top crust. It blew me away!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review, Janice, and I am glad you loved this and were blown away by the crust! That’s awesome!

  2. 5 stars
    What an easy, wonderful(!) recipe as we ease into the Fall months. So cinnamon-y and good! Julia Child once said if someone comments “oh, this has nutmeg in it,” then you’ve used too much. Nutmeg should be a warm background note only so uses light hand rather than omit it because you’ll notice something missing from your final product. Loved this recipe – I’ll def make it again.

  3. 5 stars
    What an easy, wonderful(!) recipe as we ease into the Fall months. So cinnamon-y and good! Julia Child once said if someone comments “oh, this has nutmeg in it,” then you’ve used too much. Nutmeg should be a warm background note only so uses light hand rather than omit it because you’ll notice something missing from your final product. Loved this recipe – I’ll def make it again.

    1. I totally agree with this: Julia Child once said if someone comments “oh, this has nutmeg in it,” then you’ve used too much.

      I am also really nutmeg sensitive, I can detect it a mile away! So I also agree with using a very light hand. I am glad you loved the recipe and will defi make again!

  4. 5 stars
    My oven is not working so I grabbed two honeycrisp apples and made a half batch in my 6″ silicon pan with just a bit of hazelnut extract (I didn’t have almond) and it will be in my toaster oven for the next hour. So easy!

  5. 5 stars
    My oven is not working so I grabbed two honeycrisp apples and made a half batch in my 6″ silicon pan with just a bit of hazelnut extract (I didn’t have almond) and it will be in my toaster oven for the next hour. So easy!

    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and this is awesome that you adapted this and made it in your toaster oven! Brilliant!

      Over the years I have had many readers make things that I would have never thought of to do in a toaster oven (like this recipe) and have had great luck. Good for you!