Prep 45 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
I saw something on TV about doing this. I found a recipe by Gale Gand on the Food Network website and made it for Easter dinner. If anything, it's fun to try. Let me know how yours turns out.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
- 1⁄3 cup ice water
- 5 granny smith apples, peeled and thickly sliced
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
- In a food processor combine flour, sugar and salt. Add butter and pulse into pea-sized pieces. Add water and pulse briefly, it will still look crumbly. Transfer the crumbs to 2 pieces of wax paper and form into 2 disks. Wrap with plastic wrap and chill overnight.
- Roll out disks on a lightly floured workstation to 2" bigger than the 9" pie plate. Line the plate with one disk, and chill the other.
- Preheat oven to 375 degree F.
- Toss apple slices, sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice, vanilla, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg together. Transfer to pie shell and dot with butter. Brush edges of crust with water and place top crust on and pinch the edges together.
- Slide pie into a brown paper bag and fold top down. Staple and bake for 1 hour.
- Remove pie from oven and cut a large circle in the top of the bag and return to the oven to brown the crust. It should take approx 15-25 minutes.
- Let pie cool at least 30 minutes before serving.
We loved the apple pie baked in a brown paper bag! The pie was juicy and had a wonderful apple flavor.