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Who doesn’t love apple pie? We do! I ended up going to our cottage before my hubby last weekend and had a little extra time, so I decided to surprise him with a yummy apple pie when he arrived. It’s apple season in Michigan and there are many little farmstands selling fresh picked apples, so I picked up a bag of Honey Crisp as I neared home. I think Honey Crisp apples are the best apples for apple pie – they are not too tart and they don’t get too mushy when they bake. Hubby had a long week at work and I knew a slice of warm apple pie and a scoop of vanilla ice cream would be a nice way for his weekend to start. 😉
Mom and Apple Pie
This is my mom’s recipe and like the name implies, it is baked inside a brown paper grocery bag. Sounds odd, and I don’t know what it is, but it is the most delicious apple pie you will ever have. As you can see, this is a well-loved recipe in our house! I have been making this recipe for years now and I think a little bit of every pie I have made has somehow ended up on the recipe. My mom used to make this pie all the time for me and my brothers and I love that it has stayed in the family for so long now.
Now, my mom makes her own pie crust, as you can see by the recipe. Me…well…no. I do not have the best luck with three things: pasta sauce, bread and pie crust. So I leave it to the pros over at Pillsbury and save some time by buying pre-made crust at the grocery store. <letsnottellmymom> Here’s the recipe:
Brown Bag Apple Pie Recipe
1 1/2 C unbleached flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp sugar
2 T milk
1/2 C vegetable oil
Mix together, roll out and place in pie dish. Since I had two rolls of dough, I cut out cute little leaf and acorn shapes for around the pie. If I recall, the dough recipe should make enough dough to have a little extra so you can do the same if you want to fancy it up a bit. 😉
4 C of apples, peeled and sliced. If your pie plate is a “deep dish” pie plate, which mine is, you will need about 6 cups of sliced apples.
1 1/2 C sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 T unbleached flour
Toss the sliced apples with the sugar, flour and cinnamon. Pour apples into pie plate and spread evenly.
This is THE BEST crumbly crumb topping ever- and I think this is what makes this pie soooooo good!
1/2 C unbleached flour
1/2 C sugar
1/2 C butter- cold and cut into pieces
Using your stand or handheld mixer, combine all ingredients and whisk until they are crumbly. Be sure you are using COLD butter or it will not work. Once the topping is crumbly, sprinkle it over the top of your pie.
Slide the pie inside a brown paper grocery bag and fold it closed. If it won’t stay closed, staple it once to keep the fold closed. Place the pie in your oven on a rack setting that will not touch any of the heating elements. Bake at 350 F for an hour to an hour and 15 minutes, until the pie is bubbly and the crumb topping has browned slightly. Sometimes I will remove the pie from the bag for the final 15 +/- minutes or so.
You can refrigerate this pie for up to 2 days in the fridge before it starts to get a little soft. But, it’s not going to last 2 days so that part really doesn’t matter. 😉 IF there are leftovers this pie is also a great breakfast pie. That’s a thing, right?
Sooooo good! Fresh from the oven, all warm and ooey, gooey yummy with a little scoop of vanilla ice cream…this is not a bad way to spend a cozy Friday evening at home by the fire. Bring on the hygge life!
LOOKS LIKE HAPPY’S FAVORITE APPLE PIE BAKING SUPPLIES
- I love my Kitchen Aid stand mixer. I upgraded from the smaller model to their 6-quart lift stand mixer a few years ago and absolutely love it! I use it for everything from baking to making mashed potatoes and shredding chicken. It is probably the most versatile countertop kitchen appliance I own! The other thing I love about Kitchen Aid mixers that totally does not matter, but it totally fun, is that they come in so many colors! Mine is red, but whatever color you love is probably available.
- Autumn cookie cutter collection – 6 piece set of mini-cookie cutters, including an acorn and leaf shape.
- Silicone Pie Shield – I splurged and bought one of these. I was skeptical, but it worked like a charm! No more burnt pie edges with this amazing creation.
- Deep Dish Pie Plate – isn’t this pretty? I love it. It washes easily and is pretty enough to serve from- even on holidays.
I am also LOVING these mulling spices this fall! I have had them simmering on my stovetop for days and our whole house smells amazing- like a warm cup of apple cider and pie. I have never had mulling spices before, but I am longing for coziness lately and this is one way to achieve it.
What is your favorite pie for fall? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!
Ready for more Fall ideas? Be sure to check out our Fall board on Pinterest. It is loaded with ideas for everything fall from decor to recipes!
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