Happy Simply Sundays! If you have the pie assignment for your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners, and not quite sure what to do, well I’ve got you covered! Today I’m sharing a long time family apple pie recipe called Brown Bag Apple Pie (that I’ve modified just a bit). It’s easy to make and absolutely delicious. I’m not completely certain why the original recipe calls for it to be baked in a large brown bag but because it turns out beautifully time and time again, I'm going to continue to trust that step!

For this recipe your going to need Granny Smith Apples. They are perfect for baking!

You'll also need, butter, granulated sugar, flour, milk, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.

One of the things that makes this pie super easy to make is that it’s a no-roll pie crust. Once it's mixed, all you have to do is pat it in the pie plate with your fingers. And no need for fancy edges either, it will all be covered up with the topping.

Once the pie crust is made and patted in the pie dish, the next step is to peel and slice the apples and then coat them evenly with the sugar, flour and spice mixture.

The juices from the apple slices will cause the sugar to dissolve and turn to into a yummy syrup. Place the apple mixture inside the pie dish.

The next step is to make the topping. It’s easy! All you do is mix the dry ingredients and then with a pastry blender cut in the butter until it’s coarsely mixed. Once you're finished, carefully place the topping on top of the apples, being sure to cover evenly. Pat down gently.

Now this is where the brown bag comes in! Carefully place the pie in large brown bag, (the type you get from the grocery store) and fold down the opening to create a flap and then staple it shut along the fold. Place in the oven at 350 degrees and bake for 1 1/2 hours. Scroll down to see he complete recipe.


It’s not only delicious, but beautiful too! The completed pie added just the right touch to our holiday photo shoot! To get tips on creating a beautiful tablescape, go here.

In this season of thanks, I especially want to thank all the clients I've had the privilage to work with over my long career! My life has been enriched by knowing you. And for those that I haven't had the priviledge to work with, thanks for following along! Perhaps someday we'll be able to meet in person.

Happy Thanksgiving!


PHOTO CREDITS: The stylized photo shoot images are the beautiful work of Jaylene Crosby, and the rest are from your's truly.