Apple Pie in a Bag

It’s already the second week of October! I have a feeling the days are just going to keep FLYING by until Christmas, which is in 78 days! After a weekend trip to Door County, WI I came home with a trunk full of pumpkins, apples, cider, donuts, beer, wine, and yep, a Christmas ornament! It rained all day on Saturday but the rain did not stop me, Max and two of our friends from having a blast! We were headed home, without pumpkins, when I spotted a vendor on the side of the road selling apples and pumpkins. Now, it was no pumpkin patch but she had quite the selection of pumpkins and I was not about to go home without a pumpkin! It turns out she had the best selection for the best prices we had seen at any of the other places we had stopped! After running around under umbrellas searching for the best pumpkins in the yard, we found three! We were about to check out when Max asked, “Do you want any apples?” To which I replied, “Not unless you want an apple pie!”I should have known we would be leaving with apples.

The lady selling the apples gave me or her special blend of apples for apple pie, she said that when she uses this combination of apples she sells her pies for $18! She insisted I would need about twice as much as I actually needed, but thats’ okay, now I have enough apples for two of these DELICIOUS pies! Now, I had delicious apples and a recipe from Max’s mom to make apple pie in a paper bag! This recipe plus these apples equals one of the greatest pies I have ever made!

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Ingredients:

Filling-

6 cups of peeled and sliced apples

1/2 cup sugar

2 tblsp. flour

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp cinnamon

Top Crust-

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup flour

Bottom Crust-

Store Bought Frozen Deep Dish

imageDirections:

1) Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Add 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tblsp. four, 1/2 tsp. nutmeg, and 1 tsp. cinnamon to your peeled and sliced apples. Stir

2) Place your apples in the frozen deep dish crust. I let mine thaw as I was peeling and slicing apples.

3) Combine 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup flour.

4) Cut in 1/2 cup butter to your sugar flour combination. Mix

5) Sprinkle on top of apples.

6) Place your pie in a PAPER bag and place on a cookie sheet. Fold your paper bag shut two times.

7) Bake for 1 hour!

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5 thoughts on “Apple Pie in a Bag

  1. Woah… Never heard of baking in a bag before! What does the bag add to it? A crispy top? Taste? Cooking apples faster?
    I can never figure out how to make my apple crisp/pie the right amount of soft apples/crispy top… does the butter help to soften the apples and the flour make it crispy?? Will the bag help for apple crisp do you think??

    • Annie-
      I hadn’t heard of it either until I walked into Max’s parents house one day and his mom was baking a pie this way. Apparently the bag helps the apples cook the long time they need without getting a burnt crust! I also use a little less apples than a recipe calls for. Yes, the butter and sugar in the apples is what makes them soften. You could use coconut oil instead of butter and applesauce or frozen apple juice conc. instead of the sugar. And If you’re making apple crisp you can just skip the flour and add extra oats! I think it would help because it’s the same concept, trying to get cooked apples without a burnt top!

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