1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup shortening
- Cut shortening into flour and salt with knife or pastry blender until it is the size of peas.
- Add the cold water, a little at a time, and mix thoroughly with a fork.
- Shape into 2 balls.
- Roll one on floured board and line the pie plate.
- Roll out the other ball and use for the top.
Line pie plate with pastry
Sprinkle 1 rounded Tablespoon of flour on the botton
Fill with thinly sliced peeled apples, heaping more in the centre
Sprinkle 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice over the apples
Pour 3/4 cup of sugar over the apples and shake down so it goes through the slices
Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg
Top with upper crust. Brush with milk or cream and sprinkle on a little sugar.
Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for another 30 to 40 minutes until apples are tender.