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Paper-Wrapped Apple Pie II Recipe
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Paper-Wrapped Apple Pie II

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"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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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 30 mins


  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.
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Dec 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.

Oct 19, 2008

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


11 Ratings

Feb 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.

Jul 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!

Apr 30, 2009

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

Mar 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.

Sep 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!

Sep 09, 2012

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


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  • Calories
  • 540 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 77 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 25.8 g
  • 40%
  • Fiber
  • 4.9 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 267 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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