Our grandson Hunton is in his first semester of college in Colorado. His mom has been sending him Care packages of apples. He texted me last week asking for an apple pie recipe. By chance, that same day my friend Cheryl in Norway had sent me a recipe she called Swedish Apple Pie (not sure why it isn’t Norwegian Apple Pie but…). I sent it on to Hunton. The next day I got a message from him. “Made the Swedish Apple Pie last night for my friends, they loved it, it was gone 2 minutes after it came out of the oven.”

This is the first year of his life that Hunton hasn’t been home at the orchard during apple season but his texts and Instagram posts look like he is managing very well. It seems lonely here without him. Sending a child off on their own for the first time is sad but necessary. His mom and dad seem to be holding up well. I imagine a busy apple season must help.

Hunton, 2000


Swedish Apple Pie

1 egg
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1 ts baking powder
1/4 ts salt
1 ts vanilla

Mix all ingredients above and then add 2 cups apples and whatever else you like- raisins, pecans (or other nuts)

Put in a pie dish and top with sugar and cinnamon (use ginger or nutmeg if you don’t like cinnamon).

Bake 35 minutes at 175°C.

Serve with ice cream or whipped cream if you like.

Hunton baking, 2003

The British Cook , Hunton is at home in the kitchen.