Ingredients

How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 425 f.
  • Peel, core and slice the apples. Sprinkle with lemon juice and toss with 1/2 c sugar, 2 T flour and cinnamon.
  • Pile into piecrust.
  • MIx Flour and sugar for topping and cut in butter using a pastry blender, two knives or your fingers until crumbly.
  • Pile evenly on top of apples.
  • The original recipe call for placing the pie in a plain (no print) brown paper grocery bag, rolling the edge a few times and securing with a paper clip and placing on a cookie sheet to bake.
  • Some people have concerns about that; toxic glue, recycled paper containing contaminants, etc so a safe alternative is to use baking parchment:
  • Take two large pieces and place crossways to each other on a cookie sheet.
  • Place pie in center and bring ends of paper together over pie, fold down (not too close to pie- give it some breathing room) and secure with paper clip.
  • Prepare the pie whichever way you feel comfortable with and place in preheated oven. Bake 55 minutes then uncover and bake another 5 minutes or until brown.
  • (The paper may char a bit around the edges but that's ok. I once caught the bag on fire when I was baking it in a very old gas oven, the kind you had to light each time and fire would flare up out of the vent in the bottom once in while. I put it out right away and the pie still turned out great!)

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  • food_devil 4 years ago
    I think you are probably right pointseven out. This is a pretty old recipe so a paper bag might have been all that was commonly available at the time to use for the purpose (at least in my rural area)- or it could have just been the novelty of the idea.
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  • pointsevenout 4 years ago
    Apparently the brown paper bag doesn't matter a hoot because using parchment paper brings the same result.

    I submit it is the steam in the enclosure that makes the taste difference. Maybe a roast or turkey baking bag would fit the task also.
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  • sunshine1 4 years ago
    Oh my goodness! I have NEVER heard of this, but I love apple pie and I will try this out! Thanks for the great recipe
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    This is definitely unusual and worth a try! saved!
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    " It was excellent "
    rosemaryblue ate it and said...
    Years ago, I made an apple pie in a "brown paper sack", and it truly was delicious!

    I have had concerns about the safety of the modern day sacks, and have not made it again.

    However, the parchment paper is an excellent idea. Wonderful recipe!
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