Wasn't sure about the paper bag in the oven but it worked great. Easiest apple pie recipe and came out great. I had a bunch of granny smith apples so I made two for Thanksgiving. I made one by the recipe and one with brandy. Both were great. Be sure to spoon the apples into the pie crust or it could end up soggy in the bottom.
One thing i did differently was I took an apple and sliced and peeled it. I took the topping and coated the apple slices. Then lay them around the edge and in the center and Bake like the rest on the directions. Just makes it pretty.
Absolutely delicious. My husband said "THAT was really good" after he ate his piece and he doesn't give compliments away easily on food! I was a little concerned about the brown bag in the oven but it worked out fine. Can't wait to make this again!!
I make this every chance I get for the holidays or even parties. It's an outstanding recipe. I don't always have a brown bag on hand so I've had to put foil around the edges of the crust after about 40mins to keep it from burning.