My grandmother used to make this pie when we had Christmas at her house. She used a paper bag to cover the pie, but in the updated version we use parchment paper. It is a very old recipe. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F(220 degrees C).

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  • Place apple chunks in a large bowl. Combine 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, and nutmeg. Sprinkle over apples and toss to coat well. Spoon into pastry shell. Drizzle with lemon juice.

  • For the topping: Combine 1/2 cup sugar, and 1/2 cup flour. Cut in butter. Sprinkle over apples to cover top. Take two 15 inch pieces of parchment paper and enclose pie; fold edges up 3 times. Place on a baking sheet.

  • Bake for 1 hour. Remove from oven, split parchment open and cool pie on wire rack. DO NOT open parchment covering while baking! Cool for 10 minutes before serving hot.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

539.7 calories; 3.7 g protein; 77 g carbohydrates; 40.7 mg cholesterol; 266.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
12/27/2011
Great apple pie if you don't especially care for a lot of pastry crust; this one has a tasty crumble topping instead. After fumbling with the parchment paper method unsuccessfully (I didn't think of stapling it until after the fact but just folding it up didn't work) I placed the pie in a brown paper grocery sack folded the open end down under the sack and it worked great. Just be careful that the fold doesn't cause your pie to be tilted. I researched the paper bag method a bit online and found others who even sell pies made this way. They mentioned that the bag keeps the apples moist and gives them a chance to fully cook without overcooking the crust. Next time I may take it out of the bag to brown a bit more at the end of the baking time but it still had nice color after 1 hour as called for. I used 6 medium Granny Smith Apples and added a teaspoon of cinnamon since I think something is missing without cinnamon in an apple pie! I will make this again since the topping is a nice touch. Read More
(18)
11 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
12/27/2011
Great apple pie if you don't especially care for a lot of pastry crust; this one has a tasty crumble topping instead. After fumbling with the parchment paper method unsuccessfully (I didn't think of stapling it until after the fact but just folding it up didn't work) I placed the pie in a brown paper grocery sack folded the open end down under the sack and it worked great. Just be careful that the fold doesn't cause your pie to be tilted. I researched the paper bag method a bit online and found others who even sell pies made this way. They mentioned that the bag keeps the apples moist and gives them a chance to fully cook without overcooking the crust. Next time I may take it out of the bag to brown a bit more at the end of the baking time but it still had nice color after 1 hour as called for. I used 6 medium Granny Smith Apples and added a teaspoon of cinnamon since I think something is missing without cinnamon in an apple pie! I will make this again since the topping is a nice touch. Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
12/27/2011
Great apple pie if you don't especially care for a lot of pastry crust; this one has a tasty crumble topping instead. After fumbling with the parchment paper method unsuccessfully (I didn't think of stapling it until after the fact but just folding it up didn't work) I placed the pie in a brown paper grocery sack folded the open end down under the sack and it worked great. Just be careful that the fold doesn't cause your pie to be tilted. I researched the paper bag method a bit online and found others who even sell pies made this way. They mentioned that the bag keeps the apples moist and gives them a chance to fully cook without overcooking the crust. Next time I may take it out of the bag to brown a bit more at the end of the baking time but it still had nice color after 1 hour as called for. I used 6 medium Granny Smith Apples and added a teaspoon of cinnamon since I think something is missing without cinnamon in an apple pie! I will make this again since the topping is a nice touch. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2008
Absolutly amazing! This recipie is great even with a store bought crust! terrific balance beteween sweet and savory! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2010
I never ever made a pie before trying this recipe. Now I'm the designated pie girl always having to bake my butt off because they LOVE this pie. I can't thank you enough for posting this. It's the easiest recipe and friend and family devour it every time. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2009
This was my first apple pie and it came out exactly the way it should have. Everyone in the family enjoyed it. I even added 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon for my special tastes. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2009
You can't go wrong with recipe. It turned out great and the parchment papers saves on oven mess. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2011
I used this for my very first try at pie making. My husband being gluten free I substituted a GF ready made pie shell and some GF all purpose flour.Because I have diabetes I substituted agave syrup for the white sugar. The recipe did not suffer at all in fact the pie came out so delicious that today just two days after my first try I am making it again just adding a quart of black raspberries I had to use can't wait to taste it Sunday I am trustingly bringing it to a party! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2012
I didn't have a paper bag so I used a turkey oven roasting bag worked great delish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2013
Instead of using parchment paper I put the pie in a brown grocery bag. I sprinkled a bit of water on the top of the bag and baked as directed. Much less fuss! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2012
This pie is wonderful. I had trouble getting the parchment paper to stay folder so put pie dish into another dish and it worked fine. Husband really liked this also. Just as good cold/room temperature Read More
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