Paper-Wrapped Apple Pie II9 Reviews
- Prep: 30 min
- Cook: 1 hr
- Ready In: 1 hr 30 min
“My grandmother used to make this pie when we had Christmas at her house. She used a paper bag to cover the pie, but in the updated version we use parchment paper. It is a very old recipe. Enjoy!” - by Cathy
Original recipe yields 6 servings
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F(220 degrees C).
- Place apple chunks in a large bowl. Combine 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, and nutmeg. Sprinkle over apples and toss to coat well. Spoon into pastry shell. Drizzle with lemon juice.
- For the topping: Combine 1/2 cup sugar, and 1/2 cup flour. Cut in butter. Sprinkle over apples to cover top. Take two 15 inch pieces of parchment paper and enclose pie; fold edges up 3 times. Place on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 1 hour. Remove from oven, split parchment open and cool pie on wire rack. DO NOT open parchment covering while baking! Cool for 10 minutes before serving hot.
Amount Per Serving (6 total)
- 540 cal
- 25.8 g
- 77 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (9)Rate This Recipe
"Absolutly amazing! This recipie is great even with a store bought crust! terrific balance beteween sweet and savory! ..." See more"
"Great apple pie if you don't especially care for a lot of pastry crust; this one has a tasty crumble topping instead. After fumbling with the parchment paper method unsuccessfully (I didn't think of..." See more stapling it until after the fact, but just folding it up didn't work), I placed the pie in a brown paper grocery sack, folded the open end down under the sack and it worked great. Just be careful that the fold doesn't cause your pie to be tilted. I researched the paper bag method a bit online and found others who even sell pies made this way. They mentioned that the bag keeps the apples moist and gives them a chance to fully cook without overcooking the crust. Next time I may take it out of the bag to brown a bit more at the end of the baking time, but it still had nice color after 1 hour as called for. I used 6 medium Granny Smith Apples, and added a teaspoon of cinnamon since I think something is missing without cinnamon in an apple pie! I will make this again since the topping is a nice touch."
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