*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                         Apple Pie in Cheddar Crust
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Pies                             Desserts
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1 1/4  cups          Cheddar; md -- shredded
      2/3  cup           Vegetable shortening
      1/2  cup           Sugar
      1/2  teaspoon      Cinnamon -- ground
    1                    Egg yolk; lg -- beaten
    2      cups          Unbleached flour -- sifted
      1/2  teaspoon      Salt
    7      cups          Apples -- *
    2      teaspoons     Unbleached flour
    2      teaspoons     Butter or regular margarine
    1      teaspoon      Water
 *    Use tart cooking apples such as Macs or Granny Smith’s.  Core, pare CHEDDAR
CRUST: Combine the flour, cheese and salt in a bowl. Using a pastry blender or
two knives, cut in the shortening until coarse crumbs form. Sprinkle the iced
water (5 or 6 tbls will be needed) and using a fork, toss the crumbs until a
dough is formed. Press the dough firmly into a ball.
 FILLING: Divide the pastry almost in half and roll out the larger half, on a
lightly floured surface, to a 13-inch circle. Line a 9-inch pie plate with the
pastry, trimming the edges to 1/2-inch beyond the rim of the pie plate.  (Note: 
When lining the pie plate, be careful not to stretch the pastry when spreading it
out. This will cause holes or the pastry will shrink and the filling will run
over in the oven as it is baked. Place in the pie plate and gently, working from
the center, spread the pastry out until it covers the bottom of the pie plate and
then lay the rest of the pastry over the rim and trim.)  Combine the apples,
sugar, flour, and cinnamon in a bowl, mixing well.
 Arrange the apple mixture in the pastry lined pie plate.  Roll out the remaining
pastry to an 11-inch circle. Gently fold into quarters and cut steam slits in the
folds. Unfold the crust and place on top of the filling, trimming the crust to
1-inch beyond the rim of the pie plate.  Fold the top crust under the lower one
and flute to form a ridge around the edge of the pie plate. Combine the egg yolk
and water, then brush the mixture over the top crust and rim. Bake in a 400
degree F. oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until apples are tender and the crust is a
golden brown. Cool on a wire rack until slightly warm and serve with Vanilla Ice
Cream, if desired.
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