Recipe from the KQ Cookbook: Apple Pie in a Bag

You don’t even need to roll out pastry dough for this yummy, tender pie that’s actually cooked in a bag. If you shy away from baking pies, this is the one to try. It’s such fun to do, and you can bask in the rave reviews that are sure to follow.

The recipe is from the out-of-print Keepsake Quilting™ Cookbook published as a charitable fund-raiser in 2001.

Apple Pie in a Bag
6 large McIntosh apples
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1-1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted

Peel, core and slice the apples and place in a large bowl. Add1/2 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons flour and cinnamon and mix well. Combine 1-1/2 cups flour, salt and 2 teaspoons sugar in a small bowl. Add the oil and milk and mix well. Press the mixture over the bottom and up the side of a 9-inch pie plate to form a crust. Mound the apple slices in the crust. Combine 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup flour and melted butter in a bowl and mix well. Spread the mixture evenly over the apples. Wrap the pie in a 15″ x 30″ piece of parchment paper. Bring the long ends up over the top of the pie and fold, making sure the paper doesn’t touch the pie. Fold and staple the ends to secure. Cut several 1/2 -inch slits in the parchment bag to allow the steam to escape. Place the oven rack on the second level from the bottom and place the bag directly on the rack but do not allow the bag to touch the oven sides or top. Bake at 425 degrees for 1 hour. Let the pie cool in the bag for 5 to 10 minutes, then cut the bag from around the pie with scissors.

Yield: 8 servings

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4 Responses to Recipe from the KQ Cookbook: Apple Pie in a Bag

  1. Becky says:

    What’s the purpose of putting it in the bag?

    • Keepsake Quilting says:

      The bag helps cook the apple pieces long enough to make them nice and tender, without over baking and over browning the crust, keeping the apples nice and juicy!

  2. Anita Chick says:

    That pie looks wonderful. You have my full attention now.

  3. Alice Budney says:

    Can’t wait to try this recipe I’ve never been a master at making pie crusts. Thanks

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