Cooking With Vera: Brown Paper Bag Apple Pie

Learn how to make Vera Jimenez's brown paper bag apple pie in this segment that aired on the KTLA 5 News at 3 on Dec. 14, 2018.

Here's the full recipe with Vera's notes:

My favorite thing about this recipe is the sweet, comforting aromas that wafted through my home as it baked. It smelled of family, friends and most of all love!

You’ll need about 30 to 40 minutes of preparation time for this recipe depending on your peeling and knife skills. If you have a mandolin to slice the apples, the prep time with be much shorter. Let the pie rest for at least one hour before serving.

I used Granny Smith apples, but you can use which ever you’d like. I made it with sweet Fuji apples the first time, which yielded a sweet, but flat-tasting pie. It wasn’t sugary, just one dimensional. In this video, I used Granny Smiths which created a little party in my mouth. It was a little tart, but had enough sugar to break the pucker and bring on the smile.

I hope you enjoy this simple, yet delicious treat from one of our esteemed viewers.

P.S. Try it a la mode.

Paper Bag Apple Pie

Preheat oven to 425°

• 6-7 large apples peeled and sliced
• ½ cup of sugar
• 2 tablespoons of flour
• ¾ teaspoon of cinnamon
• ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg

Combine the dry ingredients and toss them with the apples, then put apple slices into a large pie shell.

Topping:
• 1 stick of butter
• ½ cup of sugar
• ½ cup of flour

Cut all ingredients together, top the pie and pat down.
Place the brown paper bag on a cookie sheet and put the pie into the bag and bake at 425° for 1 hour.

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