Friday, March 13, 2009

Pie of the Month Club

Remember my sister and I switch off months making a homemade pie for my dad. It is his birthday present every year for the past few years: Pie of the Month Club.

This month I made Brown Bag Apple Pie. This simple pie with pat-in-the-pan bottom crust + crumble top crust=no rolling out a pie crust! Love it!

Heather's Brown Bag Apple Pie

Combine 1 1/2 c. flour, 1 t salt, 1 t sugar, 1/2 c. oil, 2 T milk in a medium bowl. Transfer into a glass pie plate and press mixture evenly across the bottom and up the sides of the pan.

Peel, core and slice 6 apples into the crust.

In your medium bowl combine 1c. sugar, 1 t cinnamon, 1/2 t nutmeg, 2 T flour. Pour mixture over the fruit in the pan. Tap pan lightly on the counter to distribute sugar mixture through fruit.

In your medium bowl combine 1/3 c. sugar and 1/2 c. flour. With a pastry blender or fork cut in 1/3 c butter until well mixed. Sprinkle this crumbly mixture over the top of the fruit.

Place pie in a large brown grocery bag. Close bag by folding once. (SKIP THIS STEP IF YOU HAVE A GAS OVEN!)

Place pie in 350 degree oven and bake for 80-100 minutes. Remove pie from oven and allow to cool at least 30 minutes before slicing.


  1. Anonymous4:57 AM

    Yum! Thx, Dani! Can't WAIT to try this.

  2. Anonymous5:40 AM

    Hey, Dani-I am excited to make this today to celebrate "Pi" day -lol.

    Our Fiesta has granny Smith apples 6lbs/1.00!

    Thx again for the recipe!

  3. Yummy Apple Pie That sounds good right now =)


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