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Hi, my name is Kevin Williams and I am owner of Oasis Newsfeatures and editor of The Amish Cook newspaper column.

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  1. MaryEtta

    Kevin, I have a recipe for “Paper Bag Apple Pie”. A friend gave it to me before I was married so that would about 45 years ago. It always turned out wonderful. I would be happy to share it, however the I have read that someone in their infinite wisdom decided that this could catch fire and therefor discouraged use of this method. I have not felt there was a danger if properly watched. Please let me know if you would like me to share it.
    Incidentally, we in central Illinois have 4-5″ of new snow and now freezing rain. And so it goes–on and on and on.

  2. Kevin

    Mary Etta, always good to hear from you! Yes, do share!:) Sounds great…I hadn’t thought about the paper bag catching fire…but I’ll keep an eye on the oven! – Kevin

    1. MaryEtta

      Kevin, We have 3 of our grandchildren this week so has taken me a bit to get to this.
      1 unbaked pie shell(I use the deep pie plates)
      4 large cooking apples
      1/2 cup sugar
      2 Tbsp, flour
      1/2 tsp. nutmeg
      2Tbsp. lemon juice
      1/2 cup sugar
      1/2 cup flour
      1/2 cup butter
      Peel and slice apples. Mix sugar, flour and nutmeg. Toss lightly with apples. Spoon into pie shell. Sprinkle lemon juice over all.
      Topping-Mix 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup flour. Mix well and cut in butter with pastry blender until it is the consistency of coarse cornmeal. Sprinkle evenly over top of pie. Slide pie into a large brown paper bag. Fold open end over twice and fasten with paper clips. Place on baking sheet. Bake at 425 degrees F. for 1 hour. Remove from oven. Split bag open and cool on rack.


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