Monday, September 16, 2013

Omenakaurapaistos recipe

I learned this awesome desert recipe from some of my friends here.  It is a super simple version of apple pie that is naturally wheat-free and can easily be made vegan as well.  And it even tastes excellent!

Difficulty - super simple (you just have to cut some apples)

The name
Omenakaurapaistos is an excellent example of a Finnish compound word.
Omena + kaura + paistos = apple oat cobbler (paistos is just a name for this type of dish, so cobbler is a loose translation)

There is no real "right" amount of each ingredient for this recipe, just make it taste good.  However, I will give some suggestions based on what we did

Omenat (apples)   Maybe ~1 apple per serving, or less if they are big (we used 6 small ones for 6 people)
Kaneli (cinnamon)
Sokkeri (sugar)

Voi (butter) or margariini (margarine) if you want it vegan
Kaura (oats - we used what looked like rolled oats)
Sokkeri (sugar, again!)
It should be enough butter to coat the oats when melted.  We used something like 1 cup butter, 2 cups oats and 0.5 cup sugar (it was in deciliters, so I am confused!) for 6 people.


  1. Preheat oven to 200 C (~400F)
  2. Filling
    1. Cut apples into small chunks (no need to peel them, but probably you should wash them first)
    2. Grease baking dish and place apple chunks in
    3. Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon evenly on top of apples
  3. Crust top
    1. Melt butter
    2. Put in sugar and stir
    3. Add in oats and stir until they are all coated with butter.
    4. Adjust the ingredient ratio to taste and to make sure the oats are coated in butter but not dripping wet
  4. Spread the butter/oats/sugar crust on top of the apples in the pan.  If you need more crust, make some more - it is super simple!
  5. Bake for 20-30 minutes until the top is browned
Apple/cinnamon/sugar filling

Butter/sugar/oats crust

Finished Omenakaurapaistos!

We ate it with some vanilla ice cream, which was awesome as you might imagine.

Here is a version in Finnish if you want to see what that looks like

1 comment:

  1. Oooh, I should have bought more apples at the market yesterday.