Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this authentic Irish Apple Amber! It’s a traditional dessert in Ireland, made with shredded apples cradled in a buttery crust and topped with airy meringue.

A pie dish of Irish apple amber, on a dark background with green apples in the background.

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Good morning my friend! I hope your day is off to a good start.

We turned our clocks ahead for Spring over the weekend, yet we are currently in the throes of our third blizzard in as many weeks. Don’t get me started!

Well, they do say March comes in like a lion, right??

One other thing about March: St. Patrick’s Day! I love this holiday and I’ve got lots of St. Patty’s recipes to prove it.

Pie dish of Irish apple amber on a cake stand with a wedge plated below.

Now if you’re looking for something authentically Irish, look no further than this apple amber. I discovered it on Real Irish Desserts, so that should tell ya!

I thought it sounded really unique and delicious, so I put my own spin on it. This version has LOTS of sweet apples, a buttery pastry crust, and a generous cloud of airy meringue.

A wedge of Irish apple amber n a plate with a silver fork.  Pie dish with slice cut out in the background.

I loved it and I think you will too! It looks a lot like lemon meringue pie but it’s got a flavor all it’s own.

Make apple amber your new St. Patrick’s Day tradition!

Close-up shot of Irish apple amber with a slice cut out; green apples in the background.

More great St. Patrick’s Day recipes on my “Holiday” Pinterest board!

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Irish Apple Amber
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr 25 mins
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with this authentic Irish Apple Amber! It's a traditional dessert in Ireland, made with shredded apples cradled in a buttery crust and topped with airy meringue.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: apple amber
Servings: 8
Calories: 279 kcal
  • 1/2 batch Simply Perfect Pie Crust
  • 8 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and grated
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
  • 6 large egg whites
  1. Please visit Stemilt's "The Stem Blog" for the full recipe directions.
Nutrition Facts
Irish Apple Amber
Amount Per Serving
Calories 279 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 149mg 50%
Sodium 75mg 3%
Potassium 250mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 53g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 44g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 6.6%
Vitamin C 11.9%
Calcium 3.1%
Iron 4.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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