Easy as Apple Pie

Hey everyone! So today’s post really has nothing to do with teaching, but I wanted to share one of my all time favorite recipes with you.

I absolutely love to bake. Cooking? Mmm… not so much, but I love, love, love to bake.

For Christmas my hubby got my the coolest present- An apple peeler that peels, slices, and cores at the same time!

Here’s what it looks like.

(click the picture to see amazon’s product description)


You can literally peel, core, and, slice an apple in about 30 seconds. It’s SO amazing! This is what an apple looks like after it comes off.


So, after Christmas, I had to try this bad boy out so I decided to make Swedish Apple Pie or Upside-Down Apple Pie. I got this super easy and super yummy recipe from my cooperating teacher when I was student teaching, and it’s still one of my favorites. (She’s also still one of my close friends :).)

Here’s what you will need:

For apple mix:

3-4 apples (sliced and cored) (I always use 4)

1 tablespoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon sugar

For crust:

1 cup flour

1 cup sugar

1 stick of butter

1 egg

dash of vanilla

Here’s what you do:

First, peel, slice, and core your apples. Put them in a bowl. (I chopped mine in half as well.)


Add your cinnamon and sugar and mix it all together. (Normally at this point, I have to resist just eating this… YUM!)


Set aside.

In another bowl, combine your flour, sugar, butter, egg, and vanilla. (Side note: any recipe that has equal parts flour and sugar HAS to be good ;).)


Mix until it forms a soft dough.


Pour your apples into a pie pan or square pan. (I normally spray the pan with Pam first.)


Put your crust on top.


Flatten it out so all of the apples are covered. I normally just use my hands.


Bake uncovered for40-45 minutes at 350 degrees. You want your crust to be golden brown.


Let it cool for a few minutes and then serve with whipped cream or ice cream and enjoy!

finished pie

If you decide to try out this yummy recipe, I’d love to hear how it turned out!

Happy baking and happy Saturday!

Martha from Primary Paradise

Primary Paradise

Primary Paradise

I have always had a passion for teaching and sharing with others and look forward to sharing my ideas with you!

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