Pie in a Poke

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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A huge benefit of being raised in the South, is the pies. Y’all let me tell you about these pies… most of them I can’t begin to dream of making as well as my grandma and the women in her church, but this one, this one is for people who can’t bake but want to convince everyone they can. It’s called Pie in a Poke. I’m not sure why a brown paper bag is called a “poke” but it’s cute enough so we’ll go with it.



  • pie crust, store bought is fine
  • 4 large gala apples, peeled and sliced
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp lemon juice


  • ½ stick of butter, melted
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup flour


  • 1 large bowl
  • 1 smaller bowl
  • fork
  • spoon
  • cutting board
  • chef knife
  • measuring spoons and cups
  • large brown paper bag (like the ones from the grocery store instead of plastic)
  • baking sheet pan


  • Preheat your over to 375 degrees.
  • Poke holes gently with a fork into the thawed pie crust and par-bake for 5 minutes.
  • Mix your apples, sugar, lemon juice, flour, and cinnamon together and stir until all slices are evenly coated, pour into pie shell.
  • Mix butter, sugar, and flour together with fork and cover the apple mixture.
  • Place the pie in the paper bag, careful not to let it touch the bag. I bow out the sides of the bag so it doesn’t fold in on itself. Roll up the opening of the bag so it is securely closed.
  • Place the bag with the pie inside on a baking sheet and place in the oven. Bake for 1 hour.

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