Brown Bag Apple Pie

Brown Bag Apple Pie

43 reviews, 4.9 star(s). 0% would make again

Ready in 1 hour 20 minutes

An old family favorite apple pie with a crumb topping.


1 9-inch Pie Crust; Unbaked, deep
4 large Apples; peeled and sliced
1/2 cup Sugar
2 tablespoon Flour
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
2 tablespoons Lemon Juice; omit for green apples
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Flour
1/2 cup Butter

Original recipe makes 6 Servings



Mix 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and 2 tablespoons lemon juice in a large bowl. (Omit lemon juice if using green apples. They are tart enough already.) Add apple slices and toss until coated. Place in pie shell. For topping cut 1/2 sup sugar and 1/2 cup flour into 1/2 butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over apples. Place pie in large brown paper bag. Fold ends over twice and fasten. (I use staples or paper clips.) Place on cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for one hour.

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Mmm. Easy to make apple pie. The hard part is waiting for it to cool so I can eat it.


Love it!!! 😍


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Yummy. I used 2 times less cinnamon. When I made the crumbs following the recipe, instead of crumbs I got dough. I was making two pies so I decided to try to get it right the second time. I ended up using about half less butter and good crumbs. (The dough one was yummy too,just balls of dough instead of crumbs.)
lenacalgary 2w ago

can I make this with peaches or other fruit?
gigisweetgigit4r7 5m ago
I would imagine they would be fabulous. Try it & please let me know. - Laurie Perkins 3w ago

Made this two days ago and it was a hit! My husband kept saying how professional it looked and tasted. Only downside was while cooking the house smelled like paper bag instead of apple pie! But I'd say the result was worth it!
Bonnieenders 1y ago

This recipe is amazing, i've made it before and will continue to make this pie so simple. I never cared for apple pie as an adult but i made for my daughter who only eats apple as opposed to any other desserts, so i tasted it with her and OMG i couldn't believe it. So today i'm making her another one and yes i will have some myself. This is a must try dessert! Enjoy
bigmona311 1y ago

This was gone within an hour of pulling it out of the oven. I will be making more than one and soon. The neighbors even showed up.
Katurd 2y ago

I've never made apple pie before, and I'm glad I found this recipe! This was the biggest hit for my family's Thanksgiving!
plusonefan773 2y ago

This is my husband's favorite apple pie recipe now!
JamieRed79 2y ago

Yes I am looking forward to cooking this recipe.
goodcook46 2y ago

Love! My mom loved it so much and that's saying a lot! This recipe made 2 pies for me...Not that anyone's complaining!
abigailjordan 3y ago

Followed directions to the tee but seemed way too buttery for my taste. I think I'll stick with a lattice pie crust top from now on. The filling also seemed to be missing something, a little on the bland side.
martarobbinsgailushas 3y ago

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