Tuesday, March 29, 2011

brown bag apple pie

this recipe has been creating a lot of buzz lately.
it all started at christmas with my new pie plate.
i had to make a pie in it for my brother-in-law who gave me the plate.
then it ended up being a birthday cake (or pie, to be exact.)
it was so much the rage it has carried onto be the birthday pie in pete's family since then.
and i must admit that it is pretty tasty.
the secret?
it is cooked in a brown paper bag!
it adds a flavor that tastes like "old days".
i'm not sure how to describe that flavor,
other than really good.
so, for those of you still interested,
the recipe is below.
i wish i could claim it as my own creation.
i can't.
i can just claim that i have a series of delicious cookbooks.
(The Domestic Art gathered by Patricia Wright)
if you are interested in obtaining any of her books,
then please email me.
she is my neighbor,
and i can swing by and pick one up for you for $25.
i'm not sure where you can purchase them.
maybe the basket loft in farmington?
she currently has 3 volumes.

best brown bag apple pie

1 1/2 c. flour 1/2 c. salad oil (i use canola)
1 1/2 tsp. sugar 2 tbsp. cold milk
1 tsp. salt

preheat oven to 325. combine flour, sugar, salt, oil, and milk; mix well. press into bottom and sides of a 9" pie dish. do not roll out.


4 c. apples, peel & slice ( i use 5 c.) 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 c. sugar 1 tsp. cinnamon, heaping
2 tbsp. flour 2 tbsp. lemon juice

combine sugar, flour, nutmeg, and cinnamon. toss lightly with sliced apples and pour into unbaked pie shell.


1/2 c. flour 1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. sugar

combine flour, sugar, and butter; mix together with fingers until crumbly. sprinkle over top of apples. place in a brown paper grocery bag and fold edge under. cut 4 slits in top of bag and bake for 1 1/2 hours. (i remove the pie from the bag after the time is up and leave it for a few minutes, maybe 5, and let the top brown a little.

1 comment:

Arin and Troy said...

That really was the best apple pie I have ever had. Now I just need a special occasion to make it!!

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