Cooking with Marlene Koch

Apple Pie in a Bag

Makes servings.


Apple Pie in a Bag


1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Prepare and set aside one 9-inch unbaked pie pastry shell.
3. Pare, core, and quarter apples. Halve each quarter crosswise to make chunks. Place in a large bowl and sprinkle with lemon juice.
4. Add 6 tablespoons Splenda, flour, and cinnamon and toss to coat well. Spoon coated apples into shell.
5. Prepare topping: Combine 1/2 cup Splenda, flour, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Cut in margarine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
6. Sprinkle over the apples, covering entire top of pie. Lay open paper bag onto the counter and slide pie inside. Fold ends to close bag and staple shut. (Large paper clips also work well)
7. Carefully lift the pie and place it on a cookie sheet and place in oven. Bake for one hour minutes. Tear open a small hole to check for doneness. When opened the apples should be bubbly and top nicely browned.
8. Carefully rip open the rest of the bag and remove pie.

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