It is similar to an apple crumb pie so there is no magic to this recipe except the paper bag. But it makes the top crunchy and the bottom all juicy and tender. It's so good!
But I also thought it would be great to make this into a kit to give as a hostess or teacher gift. Especially around the holidays. I will show you that one this week too!
Paper Bag Apple Pie
Bake at 425° for 50 minutes (maybe less, maybe more)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 tablespoons flour
3-4 granny smith apples
1 pie crust ♥
♥I have to admit I would rather buy one at the store in the freezer section so it is faster but that's just me. I love homemade but I'm all about a quick dessert even more. But this one tastes great and its easy since you just press it into the bottom like a tart instead of rolling it out.
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup all purpose flour
Beat first three ingredients together until smooth. On low speed, slowly add your flour flour. Shape dough into a ball and press it into the bottom of a pie plate and up the sides.
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
Peel and cut your apples and pour the apple mixture in with the apples. Stir well. Pour your apples into your pie shell. Combine your crumble topping and plop over your apples. I got a little too zealous mixing mine together and it became like dough. Still tasted great.
Place inside your paper bag and seal it by folding over the edge of a cookie sheet and placing it vertically in the oven. I would check it after 40 minutes to be sure you don't burn the crust. Like I did. I left it in for an hour. Too long. I think 50 minutes should work depending on your oven.
Let cool and enjoy with some vanilla ice cream! Seriously, it tastes so good.
I will show you how to make this into a fun kit to give as a hostess or teacher gift in the next few days.