Easy Brown Bag Apple Pie

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Easy brown bag apple pie – the most delicious crumb top apple pie that is perfect for beginner pie makers! The brown bag helps seal in all the delicious flavors.

Hope everyone had a great weekend. I had my friend in town over the weekend and you may have seen on instagram that we headed to the Amish country. It was so fun and absolutely beautiful there. They had the most amazing pies and baked goods in their bakery. Seriously to die for!

Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner I thought it would be fun to do a whole week on the blog dedicated to just PIES. Today I’ll be kicking off pie week with this delicious and easy brown bag apple pie.

Easy brown bag apple pie on iheartnaptime.com – the most delicious crumb top apple pie that is perfect for beginner pie makers! The brown bag helps seal in all the delicious flavors.

My friend brought this pie to my home last year for Thanksgiving dinner and I knew I needed to get the recipe to share with you. This recipe comes from her grandma. We drizzled a little salted caramel and added ice cream on top. Seriously divine. The crumb topping is amazing. This pie is perfect for anyone to make. It’s pretty simple (as far as pie making goes) to make and turns out amazing every time.

Easy brown bag apple pie on iheartnaptime.com – the most delicious crumb top apple pie that is perfect for beginner pie makers! The brown bag helps seal in all the delicious flavors.

Easy Apple Pie

Easy Apple Pie for anyone to make! Using the brown grocery bag helps seal in the yummy juices!

Yield: 8 pieces

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Ingredients:

9 inch pie dish

1 paper grocery bag

Crust:

1 1/2 cups flour

1 1/2 tsp sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup oil

2 Tablespoons cold milk

Filing:

4 cups sliced apples

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup sugar

2 Tablespoons flour

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Topping:

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

Directions:

First make the crust by combining the flour, sugar, salt, oil & milk.  Mix until well blended.  Pat mixture in bottom and side of a 9" pie pan.  Do not roll out. (To smooth it out use the back of a hot metal spoon and gently push down to smooth evenly.) Set Aside.

Filling: Combine sugar, flour, nutmeg and cinnamon.  Toss lightly with sliced apples. Let sit 10 minutes for sugar mixture to melt onto the apples and then pour into the unbaked pie shell.

Topping: Combine flour, butter, and sugar.  Mix together with fingers or a fork, until crumbly.  Sprinkle over pie. You'll want to bake soon before the butter mixture softens too much.

Place pie in brown paper bag and staple shut.  Bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours. (If oven bakes hot, reduce to 325 degrees. No peeking.)  Slit sack open with sharp knife.  Cool pie on a cooling rack. 

Serve warm. Tastes great with vanilla ice cream and caramel on top.

If you are using a bigger pie dish, you may need to add more apples in filling. You may also need to make a little more dough to cover the entire dish.

Easy brown bag apple pie - the most delicious crumb top apple pie that is perfect for beginner pie makers! The brown bag helps seal in all the delicious flavors.

Easy brown bag apple pie on iheartnaptime.com – the most delicious crumb top apple pie that is perfect for beginner pie makers! The brown bag helps seal in all the delicious flavors.

The brown bag helps seal in the all yummy juices and flavors! YUM! Let’s dig in, shall we?

Easy brown bag apple pie on iheartnaptime.com – the most delicious crumb top apple pie that is perfect for beginner pie makers! The brown bag helps seal in all the delicious flavors.

Enjoy!! Come back tomorrow for my favorite pie crust and razzleberry pie! :)

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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Comments

  1. Jenny Collier posted on October 20, 2014 at 10:09 am (#
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    Baking a pie from scratch has been one of those things on my bucket list. This one sounds just amazing — especially with the salted caramel and ice cream! Pinning and making for my family for sure!

  2. Katie+@+Made+to+be+a+Momma posted on October 20, 2014 at 10:33 am (#
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    I love homemade apple pie-it’s one of my favorites!  I have never tried making it in a brown paper bag though?!  My sister would love this tip! 

  3. Rebecca - FoodFlav posted on October 20, 2014 at 12:15 pm (#
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    I just made this and my family loved it!

    Thanks for this Superb Recipe!

  4. Mallory @ Classy Clutter posted on October 20, 2014 at 10:52 pm (#
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    Oh my! This looks soooo yummy!!! I LOVE Apple Pie so I’m going to need to try this ASAP!!!!

    xoxo

  5. Tammy posted on October 21, 2014 at 6:19 am (#
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    I have been making this pie for years now and it is the best apple pie ever. I have a friend who always said his grandmother made the best pie until he tried this one. I use a lot more apples and of course the seasonings for the apples as I like more and it is amazing! This is the first pie my daughter ever made and it was beautiful. It is definitely a keeper and a pie we love for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner.

    • Jamielyn posted on October 22, 2014 at 12:32 am (#
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      What a neat tradition you have with this pie in your family! It really is an amazing pie! :)

  6. Jessica @ Citrus Blossom Bliss posted on October 29, 2014 at 12:57 am (#
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    I’ve never heard of making a pie in a brown paper bag–but it looks so divine I think I’m definitely going to try it this holiday season!!

  7. Michelle posted on November 5, 2014 at 11:02 pm (#
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    I’ve never heard of baking it in a brown bag! What a great idea!!

  8. Denise posted on November 3, 2015 at 11:10 pm (#
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    Have made a similar recipe for years. SO good! The last time I made it I added chopped pecans to the topping. That addition made it even better. My family won’t allow me to make any other apple pie.

  9. Barbara posted on September 16, 2016 at 3:17 pm (#
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    I would love to try the “brown bag” apple pie, but I find our stores never seem to have brown bags, or any paper bags. I guess making a foil envelope would not work?  Any suggestions – please.

    • I Heart Naptime posted on September 16, 2016 at 6:23 pm (#
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      Foil would not work, as it would not allow enough steam to release. Parchment paper might work, but I haven’t tried it. Please let me know if you do! :)