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**Apple Pie in a Paper Bag

Best Ever Apple Pie (Baked in Paper Bag)

  • Cooking Time:

    90 minutes
  • Servings:

    8

Ingredients

One prepared pie crust

Filling:
5 large apples (I like gala)
2 T flour
1 1/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 c. half & half

Topping:
1 stick of margarine
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. flour


This real­ly is the Best Ever Apple Pie! It’s actu­al­ly baked in a paper bag — not crocked but since it’s Thanks­giv­ing, and I am thank­ful for this Crock­ing com­mu­ni­ty, I want­ed to share this won­der­ful recipe. My Moth­er-in-Law is known for this recipe and even non-apple pie lovers rave about it!   I only make this for spe­cial occa­sions. If you want to impress your din­ner guests this hol­i­day, make this pie! 🙂

  1. Set the mar­garine out to soft­en a bit.
  2. Peel the apples and slice into thin pieces
  3. Toss with the “fill­ing” ingre­di­ents (flour, sug­ar, cin­na­mon, half & half)
  4. Place in pre­pared pie crust (I make a semi-home­made one like this one from Bet­ty Crock­er. )
  5. Place “top­ping” ingre­di­ents (soft­ened mar­garine, flour, sug­ar) in a bowl and knead with your (clean) hands until crumbly. (This is messy — your hands will be full of the top­ping but it’s worth the fin­ished prod­uct!)
  6. Crum­ble the top­ping over the apple pie. It doesn’t have to be per­fect, just get it as even­ly as pos­si­ble.
  7. Place pie in a brown paper gro­cery sack and close with a paper clip, sta­ple, or tape.
  8. Place sack direct­ly on oven rack.
  9. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 min­utes then reduce oven temp to 350 and bake anoth­er 1 hour and 10 min­utes.
  10. Serve warm with vanil­la ice cream.

I hope you love this as much as my fam­i­ly! Hap­py Thanks­giv­ing!

XOXO,

Jenn

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Christina
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Christina

Which type of apples do you rec­om­mend?

Susan B. Maziarz
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Susan B. Maziarz

Mac­in­tosh (a Michi­gan apple grown for their sweet­ness and are AWESOME baked in any way!) Hon­ey Crisp and Gala are the best [in this order] for bak­ing, ENJOY!

Catherine
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Catherine

Hi, just found the blog…and I look for­ward to try­ing some of these.

Any­ways, my hus­band LOVES apple pie, so I will have to try this one, but I was just won­der­ing, what does the paper bag do to the bak­ing process? Just won­der­ing 🙂

Kim
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Kim

Why doesn’t the paper bag catch fire on an oven rack??

amber
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amber

Wouldn’t the paper bag catch on fire?

Sheena Porter
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Sheena Porter

Do you have to use Mar­garine? Can we use but­ter instead?

Ina
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Ina

I am not going to set the paper bag on fire right? I am a for­eign­er to this whole baking/crockpot/kitchen thing and I am kin­da wor­ried 😀

Jackie
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Jackie

And the paper bag does not catch on fire in the oven?

Jenn
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Jenn

Can I use a home­made pie crust? Do I just put the pie in the bak­ing dish then place it in the bag, do you fold it closed?

Thanks for clar­i­fy­ing.

Kim
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Kim

I too am ner­vous about the whole paper bag and fire thing but I will trust you BUT one quick ques­tion???
Does it make a dif­fer­ence if it is an elec­tric or gas stove?

Donna
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Donna

Paper burns at 451 degrees. Since the oven is set for 400 there should be no prob­lem.

krissie
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krissie

this may sound dumb, but how does the oven know if the pie is done?…meaning if you open the oven dur­ing the bak­ing process vs. open­ing the oven when it’s done. i want to try, but i’m scared.

char
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char

gold­en deli­cious apples are the best to make pies with!

Santa
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Santa

Gold­en Deli­cious us good!

Katie
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Katie

Can you bake it minus the paper bag? I don’t have any but the recipe sounds real­ly good.

Billie Owens
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Do you have to cook it in the paper bag? Will it turn out if you don’t?

Julie
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Julie

Love this! I think­ing of mak­ing it with maple sug­ar instead of refined. Do you have any thoughts?

laure
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laure

what is half & half ?

clara
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clara

hi rock pot girl
i live in swe­den and you can not fine half and half milk here

tera
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tera

I can’t wait to try this I cook my turkey in a paper bag and has nev­er caught fire and it moist and deli­cious.

Jenn
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Jenn

Does it mat­ter which rack you put it on? Just the mid­dle one? I can’t wait to try this for Thanks­giv­ing!

Angela
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Angela

Hi,

I have Fat Free Half and Half at home already since I use it for my cof­fee. Do you think I could use that instead of reg­u­lar half and half?

Kelly
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Kelly

I have read that bak­ing it in the paper bag allows the pie to bake per­fect­ly with­out burn­ing the crust. I have my sec­ond one in the oven right now — these are being served tomor­row at Thanks­giv­ing din­ner. The first one looks like it turned out great, and I am think­ing it may not last through the night with my fam­i­ly! Thanks for the recipe.

kim
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kim

Pie is in the oven and the bag thing is scar­ing me a bit. I’m watch­ing it like a hawk.

Tracy Kitt
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Ok I love to cook being why I sell pam­pered chef but I HATE to bake. I made the apple pie and all I have to say is I am now required to bring this desert every year.

gina
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gina

Can you use the bag twice as I only have one and bak­ing two pies?

Shannon
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Shannon

The pie came out beau­ti­ful! I’m glad I read about not open­ing the oven- I’m one of those peek­ers. Thanks for the great recipe!

donna
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donna

Took the pie to Thanks­giv­ing din­ner today…a real hit. Will def­i­nite­ly do again.

Shannon Henry
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Jenn, Thank you so much for the recipe. It was AMAZING!! My Hus­band is not an apple pie fan and I am NOT a pump­kin fan. So today I made this and a Pump­kin Pie. He has NOT touched the pump­kin. I had not even had a bite when I saw it was over half gone. Most­ly by him. Total hit. Tell your MIL thanks. Have a won­der­ful Thanks­giv­ing.

Ruth
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Ruth

The pie was brought by a friend to our home for Thanks­giv­ing! OMG — it was the BEST apple pie I’ve had in years! Very THANKFUL my friend has shared the recipe!

Kay-M
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Kay-M

Have to ask. When you say ‘pre­pared crust’, I’m assum­ing that you mean that it has been placed in the pie pan, but NOT baked yet. Is that right???

Jen
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Jen

I have tried mak­ing the top­ping twice fol­low­ing the instruc­tions and both times is has turned out like a moist dough.. any idea what I’m doing wrong?!

G S Butts
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G S Butts

Yes, this pie is deli­cious, but when bak­ing the bag cre­ates an unusu­al odor. And be sure you do not too high of temps as the bag can burn. Speak­ing from expe­ri­ence. The pie is absolute­ly deli­cious!
sue

ab
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ab

bag real­ly stunk up the kitchen, turned black and caught fire and I didn’t open the oven. VERY dis­ap­point­ed! Hope the pie will turn out bak­ing under foil

Monique
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Monique

HI There,
From some­one who is not Amer­i­can, but Aus­tralian, and just loves your crock­pot site, can you advise what half and half is?

There is a lot of things that come up in recipes, that I have no idea what they are.
Thanks for a great book and a great site

Sarah
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Sarah

Does the pie need to be refrig­er­at­ed, or is it ok to be stored at room tem­per­a­ture?

Lori
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Lori

My niece and I took this one at Christ­mas but it did not turn out well for us. The fla­vor was great so I have high hopes for the next attempt, how­ev­er, it was more like an apple soup. There was so much juice!! What did we do wrong and what can we do dif­fer­ent next time? We want to attempt again at East­er. 🙂

Meet Jenn Bare

Jenn is the founder of Get­Crocked, the #1 resource for slow cook­ing with over 1.5 mil­lion online fol­low­ers. She inno­vates recipes dai­ly with her favorite tool in the kitchen, the Crock-Pot® slow cook­er.

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Jenn Bare is a Mom, Chef & the Crock-Pot® Girl. She hosts a week­ly “Mom Mon­day” seg­ment on ABC-15 in Phoenix.

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