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Paper-Wrapped Apple Pie II

Rated as 4.91 out of 5 Stars

"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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1 h 30 m servings 540
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F(220 degrees C).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

Per Serving: 540 calories; 25.8 77 3.7 41 267 Full nutrition

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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 th...

Absolutly amazing! This recipie is great even with a store bought crust! terrific balance beteween sweet and savory!

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 t...

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.

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 sy...

You can't go wrong with recipe. It turned out great and the parchment papers saves on oven mess.

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!

I didn't have a paper bag so I used a turkey oven roasting bag worked great delish!

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 te...