"Brown Bag" French Apple Pie

"Brown Bag" French Apple Pie

--------------------FOR THE PIE--------------------

  • 1 1/2 c All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/2 c Shortening
  • 5 tb ICE Water
  • 8 c Apples [peeled & sliced]
  • 1/4 c Granulated Sugar
  • 2 tb All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 ts Ground Nutmeg,
  • 2 tb Lemon Juice
  • 1 ts Ground Cinnamon

--------------------FOR THE TOPPING--------------------

  • 1/2 c Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 c All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/3 c Butter
  • 1 lg Paper Bag
  • Vanilla Ice Cream

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

To make the pie: :pie:

  1. Combine the first measure of flour, salt and shortening using a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs, then stir in the water a little at a time, using a fork, and form the dough into a ball.

  2. Roll out the pastry dough on a lightly floured board. Roll to an 11" or 12" diameter and fit into a 9" pie pan fluting the edges.

  3. Combine the sugar, the second measure of flour, the cinnamon, the nutmeg and the lemon juice in a large bowl then toss the apple slices in the mixture and arrange them in the pie crust.

To make the topping:

  1. Combine the sugar and flour in a bowl and cut in the butter using a pastry cutter then sprinkle the topping over the apple filling.

  2. Place the pie in the LARGE paper bag and 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).

  3. Carefully remove the pie from the bag ~ CAUTION: WATCH OUT FOR THE STEAM COMING OUT OF THE BAG!

  4. Serve warm with generous portions of vanilla ice cream.

Enjoy! :wink: