Well it’s back to the grind around here. I’m actually really sad that the kids are back in school! We had so much fun over the break and I was shocked at how fast the week flew by.
I’m not really a pie maker, but I saw this apple pie on Haute & Humid’s Instagram story and had to try it. It’s a simple recipe (you use Pillsbury pie dough) and you bake it in the oven IN A PAPER BAG. Crazy, right? I had serious concerns (as did Brian…) but it was so good! I used mostly granny smith apples with a few golden delicious thrown in. Definitely follow her instructions to really pile those apple slices in there because they cook down quite a bit.
(See??? I suck at pie crusts. Even the store-bought kind.)
Loved the streusel topping! Isla helped me decorate the top with little dough leaves (using these punches) cut from the second crust. It looked super fancy with basically zero effort.
About to go in the oven…
After baking in the bag for an hour, you cut a big circle in the top so the crust can brown a little. One tip is to be sure to put the bag on a baking sheet! I had it directly on the oven rack at first and it started to smell a little burned.
Definitely saving this recipe for next year- it’s a keeper.
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend!