How to cook “Brown Bag” French Apple Pie recipe

French apple pieIngredients

Pie:

  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg, Ground
  • 1 – 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tbls Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

Topping:

  • 1/2 Cup Shortening
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 5 tbls ice water
  • 1/2 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 8 Cups tarts Apples, Peeled
  • 1/3 Cup Butter
  • 1 Large Paper Bag
  • 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 2 tbls All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon, Ground

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Pie:

  • Combine the first measure of flour, salt and shortening using a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs
  • Stir in the water a little at a time, using a fork, and form the dough into a ball
  • Roll out the pastry dough on a lightly floured board
  • Roll to an 11″ or 12″ diameter
  • Fit into a 9″ pie pan and flute the edges
  • Combine the sugar, the second measure of flour, the cinnamon, the nutmeg and the lemon juice in a large bowl
  • Toss the apple slices in the mixture
  • Arrange the apple slices in the pie crust

Topping:

  • Combine the sugar and flour in a bowl and cut in the butter using a pastry cutter
  • Sprinkle the topping over the apple filling
  • Place the pie in the LARGE paper bag
  • Place the paper bag on a baking sheet and loosely fold the open end of the bag under
  • Bake until the apples are tender (50-60 minutes)
  • Carefully remove the pie from the bag

Final

  • CAUTION: WATCH OUT FOR THE STEAM COMING OUT OF THE BAG!
  • Serve warm with generous portions of vanilla ice cream.