apple pie in a brown paper bag

when i baked this, i was convinced my kitchen was going to catch on fire. i stood there dutifully for 20 mins with a fire extinguisher until my ADD kicked in and i wandered off. the good news: CRISIS AVERTED! no kitchen fire from this recipe. the good-er news: this shit is on point. 

auditory pairing: the temper trap - sweet disposition

apple pie in a brown paper bag
yields 8-10 slices
slightly changed from secret life of a chef's wife (please check out her post, her pics are amaze-balls)

1 prepared 9 inch deep dish pie crust, not pre-baked (i like alton brown's recipe & video)
1/2 c granulated sugar
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp cloves
2 tbsp all purpose flour
5 c sliced apples, not sliced too thinly (i used fuji)
1/2 c all purpose flour
1/2 c granulated sugar
1/2 c (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter

1. preheat the oven to 350 F
2. combine and mix all filling ingredients sans apples in a large bowl
3. toss the apples in and coat well, pour into pie shell
4. for the topping, mix the flour and sugar in a medium bowl
5. cut the butter into 1/2 inch cubes and toss into the bowl
6. cut the butter into the flour sugar mixture with a pastry blender until crumbly
7. sprinkle topping over pie filling
8. place pie in large grocery-sized brown paper bag, giving the pie as much room as possible. if you can get the sides not to touch, this is ideal. i was only half successful at this but it still came out great.
9. fold the end of the bag over a couple of times, and staple shut
10. place in oven, making sure the bag isnt touching any heating elements
11. bake at 350 F for 1 hour and 55 minutes
12. after its done, remove pie in bag and tear open the wrapper

serve warm with cream (ice or whipped)

a big thanks to my beautiful taste testers: mary and megan <3

1 comment:

  1. in brown paper sounds very different to me :) thanks for sharing apple pie :) i am just loving it ... Yummmyy :)