"Brown Bag" French Apple Pie
--------FOR THE PIE-----
1 1/2 c All-Purpose Flour
1/2 ts Salt
1/2 c Shortening
5 tb ICE Water
8 c Apples [peeled & sliced]
1/4 c Granulated Sugar
2 tb All-Purpose Flour
1/2 ts Nutmeg, Ground
2 tb Lemon Juice
1 ts Cinnamon, Ground
-----------FOR THE TOPPING---------
1/2 c Granulated Sugar
1/2 c All-Purpose Flour
1/3 c Butter
1 lg Paper Bag
Vanilla Ice Cream
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
To make the pie:
1) Combine the first measure of flour,
salt and shortening
using a pastry blender until the mixture
resembles coarse crumbs, then stir
in the water a little at a time,
using a fork, and form the dough into a ball.
2) Roll out the pastry dough on a
lightly floured board.
Roll to an 11" or 12" diameter
and fit into a 9" pie pan fluting the edges.
3) Combine the sugar, the second measure of flour,
the cinnamon, the nutmeg
and the lemon juice in a large bowl
then toss the apple slices in the
mixture and arrange them in the pie crust.
To make the topping:
4) Combine the sugar and flour
in a bowl and cut in
the butter using a pastry cutter
then sprinkle the topping over the apple filling.
5) Place the pie in the LARGE paper bag
and place the paper bag on a baking
sheet and loosely fold the open end of the bag under.
Bake until the apples
are tender (50-60 minutes).
6) Carefully remove the pie from the bag ~
CAUTION: WATCH OUT FOR THE STEAM
COMING OUT OF THE BAG!
7) Serve warm with generous portions of vanilla ice cream.