Paper Bag Apple Pie

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes



  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons cold milk


  • 6 cups peeled , sliced apples
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg


  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, sugar, salt, oil and milk together with a pastry blender until crumbly (you can also use a food processor). Press into a 9-inch pie plate and set aside.
  3. Filling: In a large bowl, combine the apples, sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix well and pour into the pie shell.
  4. Topping: Using a pastry blender or food processor, combine the flour, sugar and cold butter. Mix until crumbly. Sprinkle mixture evenly on top of pie. Carefully place the entire pie into a large paper bag and seal with staples or paper clips. Carefully place on a large cookie sheet and bake for 90 minutes.
  5. Carefully remove the pie from the paper bag (you can use scissors to cut the top of the bag open or just remove the staples/paper clips and carefully pull it out from the opening.
  6. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.