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Recipe_Paper Bag Apple Pie


Paper Bag Apple Pie

If you've never tried this technique before, trust us, it's fantastic!! All the mess stays inside the bag, keeping your oven clean! The result, a delicious apple pie with tender apple filling, buttery crust, and a sweet streusel topping!

Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Serving Size: 6-8 servings

Featured Bakeware:

USA Pan 9" Pie Pan


USA Pan Half Sheet Pan

Ingredients

Crust:
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons vegetable shortening
1/4 cup cold, unsalted butter
4-5 tablespoons ice water

Filling:
3 1/2 - 4 pounds mixed granny smith and honey crisp apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Streusel Topping:
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cold butter, cut into pats

Recipe Instructions

To make the crust: Whisk together the flour and salt, then work in the shortening until everything is well combined. Work in the butter until the mixture is unevenly crumbly. Add the water 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing as you sprinkle the water onto the flour. Knead the dough to bring it together, then pat it into a thick disk. Roll the disk on its edge and smooth out the edges. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes. To make the filling: Stir sliced apples into the brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, and lemon juice. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Remove crust from refrigerator. Lay crust in the pan. Spoon filling into the crust. To make the topping: Combine sugar, flour, and butter. Spread streusel atop the filling. Place the pie in a brown paper grocery bag. Secure the bag closed with staples. Place pie in its bag on sheet pan. Bake pie for 1 hour. Remove pie from the bag and set it on a rack to cool.


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