• 4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup shortening, cold
  • 1/2 cup butter, cold
  • 10 tablespoons cold water
  • 12 total apples (use a few varieties to give flavor an enhanced level!) peeled and sliced 1/4” slices
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1-1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup butter (melted)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Mix flour, salt, shortening, and 1/2 cup cold butter together with a pastry blender until well blended. Add water to the well blended flour mixture. Mix all ingredients together with a fork until come together in a ball slightly.
  3. Divide the dough in half. Roll one half of the dough on a lightly floured surface with a rolling pin and place into a large oblong dish push the dough up the sides.
  4. Placed sliced apples in the prepared dish; set aside.  In a large saucepan, heat, sugar, cinnamon, 1/2 cup butter (1 stick) and water over medium heat until butter melts.  Pour over the apples in the prepared dish.
  5. Roll the other half of the dough on a lightly floured surface and cut 1/2 inch strips and place a row going diagonally 1/2 inch apart on top of the apples. Place another row of strips going the opposite direction 1/2 inch apart.
  6. Brush liberally with melted butter and sprinkle with course sugar and bake for 1 hour. Serve hot or room temperature with ice cream.  Note: The top layer of crust can be rolled in a single layer and placed over the apples