Gluten-Free Brown Butter Swedish Apple Pie

November 1, 2017Rachel
You guys! This gluten-free brown butter swedish apple pie is so good and so easy! The crust is perfectly flaky and has a deep nutty flavor from the brown butter. Perfect for fall weather. Perfect for an after dinner dessert with friends. Perfect to eat the pan by yourself over the course of 12 hours. Yes, I’m guilty. 

What is a Swedish Apple Pie?

It is sort of a mix between a pie and a crisp and a cobbler. 
This recipe is 100x easier than a classic apple pie. The “crust” is poured on top of the fruit and seeps down in between the apples. No fussing with an actual pie crust that needs to be chilled and rolled out. And no bottom crust! Just mix 5 ingredients in a bowl and dump it on top. You couldn’t possibly mess this up. I’ve tried (I left it in the oven for an extra half hour once and it turned out fine).
This is a great dessert that is not overly sweet. I don’t add any sugar to the apples (like most apple pie recipes call for) because I find the apples to be sweet enough on their own. After a few rounds of Whole30 and almost completely cutting out processed foods, you find that your taste buds adjust. Apples will seem much sweeter when you’re not eating as much sugar. 

Recipe Notes:

  • Browning the butter gives the whole dessert a rich nutty flavor. Do not skip this step! Trust. It makes a world of difference. To brown the butter is simple, just start melting it in a pot until it changes from a soft clear yellow to… well… brown. It will have a nutty aroma and some of the milk solids might be a bit darker than the rest. Here is a quick guide on how to brown butter.
  • I top mine with a dollop of coconut milk yogurt. Its not too sweet but it give you that ├ál la mode feel. You could also just use regular vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. 
  • If you are a passionate gluten-lover, you could sub regular all-purpose flour for the GF version.
  • This Gluten-Free Brown Butter Swedish Apple Pie is best served warm but not straight out of the oven (unless you are just eating it right from the pan with a spoon). The apple filling with be a little runny but it will thicken up as it cools. 


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