Paper Bag Apple Pie

Oh me, oh my, it’s pie!

Ask 10 different people their favorite kind of pie, and you just may get 10 different answers. Whether you like the all-American apple, or prefer cherry, peach, chocolate or pecan, the list can go on and on. One thing is certain, those flaky crusts and fruit or cream fillings are a favorite of young and old alike.

Readers submitted a wide variety of recipes and you just may find a new favorite to add to your recipe box.

Paper Bag Apple Pie

Submitted by Sharon Ramsay, Coles-Moultrie Electric Cooperative
Course Pie
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell
  • 4-6 apples (depending on size)


  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 T. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 2 T. Lemon juice


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)


  • Heat the oven to 425 F.
  • Peel, core and slice apples into large bowl.
  • Combine sugar, flour and cinnamon for filling mixture, sprinkle over apples and stir to coat well.
  • Pour into pie shell and drizzle with lemon juice.
  • In a small bowl, put topping flour and sugar. Cut in butter and pour over top of apples spreading to cover edges.
  • Slide pie into a heavy, brown paper bag (grocery bag). Fold end over twice and fasten with paper clips. Place on a large cookie sheet to bake.
  • Bake for 1 hour. Split bag to remove pie. Cool on wire rack.
  • Cut and serve plain or with ice cream.


Nutrition information per serving: 303 calories; 12.5g fat; 97mg sodium; 49.7g carbohydrates; 2.4g protein.