No Grief Paper Bag Apple Pie

No Grief Paper Bag Apple Pie created by Grandma Deb

This is a delicious pie that comes out with perfectly tender fruit, a crust that is not burnt and best of all, your oven stays clean! Try this method with other pie recipes too! I got this from an old church cookbook and had no idea there was anything wrong with newer paper bags, as the person thankfully posted in her review of this recipe. I had no idea that there were toxins in paper bags. I do not want to be responsible for anyone getting ill! Please only use caution!

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Filling: Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and turn them into the unbaked pie shell.
  • Prepare Topping: Combine flour and sugar and cut in butter until you have pea sized crumbs.
  • Sprinkle topping evenly over the apples and pat down around the edges.
  • Carefully slide the pie into the brown bag and fold the end under the pie plate.
  • Place on a cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 50 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and then remove pie from when cool enough to handle.
  • No burnt crust, no under baked apples and no juices spilling over into your oven!
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"This is a delicious pie that comes out with perfectly tender fruit, a crust that is not burnt and best of all, your oven stays clean! Try this method with other pie recipes too! I got this from an old church cookbook and had no idea there was anything wrong with newer paper bags, as the person thankfully posted in her review of this recipe. I had no idea that there were toxins in paper bags. I do not want to be responsible for anyone getting ill! Please only use caution!"
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  1. Grandma Deb
    My mom used to make a pie like this and it was our favorite. The first time I made it I used a paper grocery bag and it tasted great. Crunchy topping and excellent filling. After reading the concerns about recycled paper, I used an oven roasting bag the next time. Although I cut holes to let the steam escape, the topping did not get crunchy so I don't recommend that. I'm going to make it again and on another site, I saw a recommendation to use two large sheets of parchment paper criss-crossing them and then bringing them up over the top of the pie and fastening with either paper clips or staples.
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  2. Grandma Deb
    No Grief Paper Bag Apple Pie Created by Grandma Deb
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  3. LisaCooks
    This is a great recipe . . . I clipped the same one out of the newspaper 20+ years ago! I like to sprinkle some cinnamon sugar over the top before baking. Definately serve warm with some real vanilla ice cream!
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  4. CindyB.
    I have had this recipe for years and everyone who eats it, loves it!
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  5. Sweet Diane
    I have this same recipe. I am always requested to make this for Thanksgiving and Christmas when the family gets together. It is my nephews favorite pie.
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