Paper Bag Apple Pie Recipe
Recipe courtesy of the King Arthur Flour company.
Prep Time: 30 minutesCook Time: 1 hourTotal Time: 1 hour, 30 minutesYield: 8 to 10 ServingsIngredients:Crust 1 1/4 cups King Arthur Perfect Pastry Blend or King Arthur Unbleached All Purpose Flour heaping 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons vegetable shortening 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2″ pieces 4 to 5 tablespoons ice waterFilling 3 1/2 to 4 pounds apples, peeled, cored, and sliced; enough to make 8 cups sliced apples cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon teaspoon salt teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons boiled cider, optional but tasty 3 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All Purpose Flour or cup Pie Filling EnhancerStreusel topping 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup King Arthur Unbleached All Purpose Flour 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) cold butter, cut into patsPreparation:
When the dough is moist enough to hold together when you squeeze it, transfer it to a lightly floured work surface. Knead the dough three or four times to bring it together, then pat it into a thick disk. Roll the disk on its edge, like a wheel, to smooth out the edges. This step will ensure your dough will roll out evenly, without a lot of cracks and splits at the edges later. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes, while you make the filling.
To make the filling: Put the sliced apples in a big microwave safe bowl, and stir in the brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, lemon juice, and boiled cider.
Microwave the filling, uncovered, for 5 minutes. This softens the apples just a bit, and gets their juices flowing. Skip this step if you like; it’s not critical, though we think it helps.
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Preheat the oven to 425 Remove the crust from the refrigerator. If it’s been chilling longer than 30 minutes, give it 10 minutes or so to warm up a bit. Roll it into a 12 1/2″ to 13″ circle.
Lightly grease a 9″ pie pan, preferably one that’s at least 1 1/2″ deep, and lay the crust in the adidas football boots adidas football boots > pan, settling it into place gently. Don’t tug at it or stretch it; this could cause it to shrink as it bakes.
Spoon the filling into the crust.
To make the topping: Combine the sugar, flour, and butter, working them together until crumbly. Don’t over mix; you don’t want the streusel to turn into a solid mass.
Spread the streusel atop the filling.
Place the pie in a brown paper grocery bag. If you’re nervous about baking in a paper bag, see our tip about baking in parchment, above. Secure the bag closed; staples or uncoated paper clips work well for a paper bag.
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