Indulge in Deliciousness: Swiss Apple Pie Recipe

Swiss Apple Pie, also known as swiss apple tart or apfelwähe, is a classic dessert that has been enjoyed in Switzerland for centuries. The sweet aroma and delicious flavor of this pie will make you feel like you’re sitting at a cozy cafe nestled in the Swiss Alps. With crisp apples, toasted walnuts, and just the right balance of cinnamon and nutmeg spices, this recipe is perfect for anyone looking to indulge in a delectable dessert.

And let me tell you, this Swiss Apple Pie recipe is one of the best I have ever tried. The secret to its irresistible taste lies in the layer of crushed almonds at the bottom of the pie crust. It adds an extra crunch that perfectly complements the softness of the baked apples on top. Plus, with an easy-to-make batter and a simple yet perfectly crusty pastry, this pie is sure to impress your dinner party guests or fulfill any craving for something sweet.

So, let’s get started! In this article, I will guide you through all the steps for creating this delectable Swiss Apple Pie. Follow my instructions closely and you’ll be amazed by how easy it is to create a delicious masterpiece right in your own kitchen.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Swiss Apple Pie
Swiss Apple Pie

Swiss Apple Pie is a delicious and classic treat, perfect for any occasion. But this recipe takes it to another level! With a secret layer of walnuts on the bottom of the crust and a filling that is generously filled with sweet-tart apples, you’ll be able to taste every inch of the goodness that it has to offer.

One of the things that makes this Swiss Apple Pie stand out is its unique combination of flavors. The aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla is enough to make your mouth water while baking in the oven. Once you take your first bite, your taste buds will be greeted with a delicate balance of sweetness and tartness that perfectly complement each other.

Another reason to love this recipe is that it’s incredibly easy to make! You don’t need any advanced pastry-making skills or experience to create a beautiful pie that looks like it came straight from a professional bakery. With simple ingredients such as flour, sugar, eggs, and tart apples, anyone can make this apple pie with ease.

Finally, Swiss Apple Pie is a versatile dessert that can be enjoyed in many different ways. Whether served warm with ice cream or whipped cream, or cold as a snack throughout the day or reheated for breakfast the next morning as they do in Switzerland when it’s called Apfelwähe, there are few things as satisfying as biting into a slice of apple pie.

In conclusion, this Swiss Apple Pie recipe is one of the best dessert recipes I’ve ever tasted – its delightful flavor profile combined with its ease of preparation make it an instant classic for anyone who’s craving something both sweet and tart.

Ingredient List

 Sweet and spicy filling with a flaky crust!
Sweet and spicy filling with a flaky crust!

Let’s gather the ingredients:

  • Pie crust: You can either make a homemade one or use a pre-made crust.

  • Swiss Apple Filling: 6-8 tart apples, peeled, cored and sliced 1/4 inch thick; 3/4 cup chopped walnuts; 3/4 cup sugar; 2 teaspoons cinnamon; 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg; 1/8 teaspoon salt; 1 tablespoon flour; 1 egg.

  • The secret layer: Crushed almonds (bottom of the pie).

With just a few basic kitchen ingredients, we can create a delicious and aromatic Swiss Apple Pie that will add warmth to any occasion. Some of the most critical ingredients are tart apples, walnuts, cinnamon, and nutmeg, which will all work together to bring out the olga flavor that is unique to this recipe. Together with the top-notch quality of our Walnuts and spices, this apple pie recipe will bring mouthwatering satisfaction to your family and friends’ taste buds!

The Recipe How-To

Making the Swiss Apple Pie

To start making our Swiss Apple Pie, preheat your oven to 350°F. Next, peel, core, and slice tart apples. I use Swiss army knives to make sure each slice comes out perfect. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt until they are thoroughly combined. Add in eggs and whisk them together with the dry ingredients until you have a smooth batter. Don’t rush through this step, as it is essential in giving the pie its right texture.

Once your batter has been mixed up properly, add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and stir to incorporate it. Add in the sliced apples gently and mix everything again. Now, it’s time to make that secret layer that will take your Swiss Apple Pie from ordinary to extraordinary.

The Secret Layer

The secret layer of this pie is what makes it truly special. In a small mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of chopped walnuts with 1/4 cup of flour, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg, and 2 tablespoons of sugar until they’re combined thoroughly to create a crumbly mixture.

Assembling the Pie

With our crust made ahead or ready-made pie crust available in your kitchen ingredients cabinet, arrange it into a greased pie pan. Gently pour the apple slices mixed with batter on top of the crust then spread the secret layer of the mixture we created earlier on top of the apples.

Top this off with another layer of apple slices without batter before sprinkling one tablespoon of sugar over all of it for some added sweetness. With these complete layers filled with sweet tart flavors and topped with crushed almonds we’re ready to bake!

Baking and Cooling Down

Bake this delicious pastry at 350°F for one hour or until golden brown before setting it aside and allowing it to cool down completely. This apple dessert recipe will fill your kitchen space with amazing cinnamon aromas as you wait for it to bake fully.

Serve your Swiss Apple Pie warm or chilled with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream alongside just like what my family normally does. Don’t forget our tips for perfect results for this pie recipe!

Substitutions and Variations

 A delicious fall dessert that's perfect with a scoop of ice cream.
A delicious fall dessert that’s perfect with a scoop of ice cream.

If you’re feeling experimental, there are endless variations that you can make to this classic Swiss apple pie recipe. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

– Change up the nuts: If you’re not a fan of walnuts, you can swap them out for another type of nut, such as pecans or almonds. You could even skip the nuts altogether if you prefer.

– Try a different type of apple: While tart apples are traditional for this recipe, feel free to experiment with other varieties to find your perfect flavor profile. Sweeter apples like Fuji or Honeycrisp could provide a nice contrast to the tangy flavors in the recipe.

– Make it a tart: Swiss apple tart (or apfelwähe) is essentially the same thing as Swiss apple pie, but in a flatter form. Simply use a shallow tart pan instead of a pie dish, and bake for less time to achieve a more tender crust.

– Add a secret layer: For an extra special touch, try adding a layer of crushed almonds to the bottom of the pie crust before adding your filling. The nuts will toast up nicely as the pie bakes, providing a crunchy contrast to the soft apple filling.

– Top with custard or ice cream: If you’re serving this pie for dessert, consider topping each slice with a dollop of custard or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The creamy richness will complement the warm spices in the filling and provide a nice contrast to the tart apples.

Whatever changes you make, be sure to write them down so that you can recreate your own personal spin on this classic Swiss dessert again and again.

Serving and Pairing

 This Swiss apple pie is begging to be shared with loved ones!
This Swiss apple pie is begging to be shared with loved ones!

The Swiss Apple Pie is a dessert that stands on its own, but it’s always nice to have a complementing dish or beverage. Serve this piping hot pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for an effortlessly scrumptious experience.

The combination of the nutmeg, cinnamon, apples, and walnuts give the Swiss Apple Pie a blend of warm and cozy flavors, which makes it perfect for pairing it up with tea or coffee. The strong aroma of tea imparts the perfect balance to enrich the experience while savouring every bite of this pie.

One other surprising pairing for this delightful dessert is wine. A glass of bubbly Moscato pairs perfectly with the fruity base of the apple pie.

You can also try pairing the pie with a sweet Riesling or Sauvignon Blanc for added flavour. These sweet wines offer just enough sweetness to complement desserts like the Swiss Apple Pie without overpowering them.

Serving portions vary based on personal preference, but a single slice dished out generously will easily satisfy any sweet cravings you may have. With its delicate flavours and impeccable aroma, serving and pairing this heavenly Swiss Apple Pie is guaranteed to win everyone’s hearts!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The crunch of the topping on this pie will have you wanting more.
The crunch of the topping on this pie will have you wanting more.

Ah yes, the infamous question: What do I do with all this leftover pie? Fear not, my friends: here are some tips for storing and reheating your Swiss apple pie.


If you’re in a time crunch, you can always prepare the pie crust and filling ahead of time. Simply cover the prepared crust with plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator. The filling can be made ahead and stored separately in an airtight container.


Once the pie has been baked, let it cool to room temperature before covering it with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. The latter works better if you want to give your pie a longer shelf life. Be sure to store the pie in the refrigerator.


If you want to reheat your Swiss apple pie, avoid using the microwave! It can make the crust soggy and ruin all of your hard work. Instead, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Place the pie in the oven (leaving it covered) and let it warm up for 15-20 minutes. If you like your crust extra crispy, remove the foil or plastic wrap during the last five minutes.

With these simple storage and reheating tips, your Swiss apple pie will stay deliciously fresh for up to four days. So go ahead and bake that second one – we won’t tell.

Tips for Perfect Results

 A family favorite, this pie is perfect for holiday gatherings.
A family favorite, this pie is perfect for holiday gatherings.

When it comes to making a perfect Swiss Apple Pie, the key is in the details. Here are some of my top tips for ensuring your pie turns out exceptionally delicious.

Firstly, I highly recommend using tart apples for this recipe, such as Granny Smith apples, as these hold their shape well during baking and add a lovely tangy flavor to the pie. If tart apples are not available or preferred, you can use sweeter varieties like Honeycrisp or Gala and adjust the sugar measurement accordingly.

To ensure a perfectly crispy crust, preheat your oven to 350°F and bake your pie on the bottom rack. This will allow heat to reach the bottom crust, giving it a firm texture while keeping the top nicely browned.

For an extra burst of flavor and texture, mix chopped walnuts into the batter before pouring it into the crust. The crunchiness of walnuts pairs perfectly with the softness of baked apples, creating an irresistible contrast.

When it comes to mixing your batter, don’t overdo it! Be gentle when mixing the ingredients together to avoid toughening up your pastry. Stir just enough to ensure that everything is fully incorporated.

Lastly, let your freshly baked pie cool down completely before diving in – this will not only make it easier to cut but also lock in all those delicious flavors. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream for extra indulgence.

Follow these tips and you’ll be sure to achieve a perfect Swiss Apple Pie every time!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, if you are a fan of apple pie, then you must try this Swiss Apple Pie Recipe. The combination of the sweetness and tartness of the apples with the nutty flavor from the walnuts and the warm spices of cinnamon and nutmeg will leave your taste buds begging for more.

This recipe is so easy to follow, and with just a few simple substitutions and variations, you can create your own unique twist on this classic dessert. You can also serve it with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream to take it to the next level.

With the right ingredients and a bit of creativity, you can turn this Swiss Apple Pie into something truly special that your friends and family will love. So what are you waiting for? Head to the kitchen, grab some apples, nuts and spices, and start baking. Trust me – your sweet tooth will thank you!

Swiss Apple Pie

Swiss Apple Pie Recipe

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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Swiss
Calories 252.8 kcal


  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups apples, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped


  • Grease 8-inch pie plate.
  • Preheat oven to 350° (325° for glass pan). Baking time 30 to 40 minutes.
  • Beat egg and sugar together .
  • Add the flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla. Mix together well. Add the apples and nuts. Mix well and put into the greased pie plate and bake.
  • Pie makes its own crust.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 76gCalories: 252.8kcalCarbohydrates: 44.4gProtein: 4.3gFat: 7.4gSaturated Fat: 0.9gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 122mgFiber: 2.1gSugar: 29.7g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Apple, Dessert, European, Fruit, Healthy, Nuts, Pie, Swiss
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