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“Brown Bag” French Apple Pie

By Steve @hli_steve

“Brown Bag” French Apple Pie

Whether it be a French apple pie or just any normal apple pie, as long as there is apples in my pie I love them. Not many people like the apple pies in any fast food shop, but it is a totally different story in my case and I don`t really care if it is a healthy lunch ideas recipe or not as long as it is an apple pie I will have it with my eyes shut. Now that is enough of an apple pie freak like me I will just keep on blabbing about myself. Try it for yourself and trust me this French apple pie recipe is not just any recipe, you`ll be amazed by what you have. Enjoy it!


—————————-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 Nutmeg, Ground
  • 2 tb Lemon Juice
  • 1 ts Cinnamon, Ground

——————————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



  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. To make the pie: First, 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.
  3. Second, Roll out the pastry dough on a lightly floured board.
  4. Roll to an 11″ or 12″ diameter and fit into a 9″ pie pan fluting the edges.
  5. Third, 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.
  6. To make the topping:
  7. 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.
  8. Than 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.
  9. Bake until the apples are tender (50-60 minutes).
  10. Than, Carefully remove the pie from the bag ~ CAUTION: WATCH OUT FOR THE STEAM COMING OUT OF THE BAG!
  11. Serve warm with generous portions of vanilla ice cream.

“Brown Bag” French Apple Pie

Photo by: Kanko*

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