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

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.

Prep Time 45 minutes Cook Time 40 minutes Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Serves 8     adjust servings


  • 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
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 6 large egg whites


  1. Please visit Stemilt's "The Stem Blog" for the full recipe directions.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 318kcal Calories from fat 67
% Daily Value
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 138mg 46%
Sodium 108mg 5%
Carbohydrate 57g 19%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 42g
Protein 6g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g

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