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    Default Pie-in-a-Sack?

    Was reading a recipe written by an old-timer and came across a pie baking method that sounded intriguing.

    The whole, assembled, unbaked pie was placed in a brown paper grocery sack and placed in a preheated oven for an hour. Everything else was done completely as we're all accustomed to doing it.

    There was no clear explanation in the recipe, but evidently this was the cook's method of dealing w/ that age-old issue of the fluted edge of the crust getting too brown.

    Has anyone else heard of this before? I thought it was an ingenius idea!

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    Us old-timers have heard of it and many of us have done it. It makes your crust nice and flaky without over-browning. It worked much better "back in the good ol' days" when brown paper bags WEREN'T recycled!

    many dishes are still "made in the sack"
    (get your mind out of the gutter.................)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mama Mangia View Post
    many dishes are still "made in the sack"
    (get your mind out of the gutter.................)

    Yeah like Bard Pitt, and Matthew McConaughey, Leonardo DiCaprio, and many such wonderful dishes! Hee-hee

    By the way I have heard of baking your Thanksgiving turkey in a brown paper sack!
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    sure as heck beats cooking fish in the dishwasher! LOL

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    Or Hobo dinners cooked under the hood of the car!

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    Living here at tailgate central - they are designing all sorts of grills and cookers - and one guy did make a grill/cooker out of the front end of a car! Really interesting.

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    I saw them bake pie in a sack on an episode of Throw down.

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    well darn, I am gonna have to find me some sacks. We have a very Nice stove that cooks the heck out of pie crust. I have got to try this. CF

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    just keep an eye on your bag - it's recycled and you don't know what is in it to cause a fire and don't let it touch your food at all - cover your food with parchment of something -

    do you know what recycled bags are made from and the process??????

    give me an old casserole dish anytime -

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    How would it work, just covering the pie with parchment and forget about the bag? Would the pie crust come out right? CF

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