In honor of Thanksgiving I wanted to share one of my favorite (and most requested!) recipes! Got this one from mom 4 of 5 years ago. She’s the BEST baker I know 🙂 I love sweets, but most of the time I find apple pie to be fairly ‘plain Jane’–not exciting enough to take my palate away from other options. But THIS apple pie is FANTASTIC. I’m not kidding.
Just as a tip, I like to do the apple filling mixture first, and then let it sit and marinade while I make and pat in the bottom crust.
The presentation alone is always a point of interest (since you bake it in a paper bag). See the recipe, process, and photos below.
Combine ingredients and then take chunks of mixture and press into a pie plate until crust is formed.
1 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup canola oil
2 Tbsp cold milk
Peel apples and slice into thin wedges. Place in large mixing bowl. Mix dry ingredients in separate dish. Pour dry ingredients over apples and mix together. Then pour apple mixture into pie plate with bottom crust.
approx 5 cups of apples (1 regular sized apple = about 1 cup)
1 cup sugar
2 Tbsp of flour
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Top Crumble Crust:
Allow butter to soften or soften in the microwave. Mix ingredients and then crumble over top of pie in drops/chunks.
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup butter
Place pie in large brown paper bag (so that pie plate sits on the long side of the bag).
Fold edge over and staple closed.
Bake at 350F for 1 hour and 45 minutes. I recommend baking the pie/bag on a baking sheet, just in case any of the juices ooze out while it bakes.
ENJOY! And Happy Thanksgiving everybody!