Apple Pie (9-inch pie plate)
Cut the shortening into the flour with a pastry blender until about the size of breadcrumbs.
Add the cold water, mix lightly, and gather into a ball.
Preheat oven to 425°F.
Peel apples, and slice into thin slices until you have enough to fill pie crust.
Put ½ cup of the sugar into bottom crust, sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of the flour.
Put sliced apples into pie crust, sprinkle on the other half of the sugar and the rest of the flour. Sprinkle on the cinnamon.
Cut butter into small pieces and put on top of apples.
Roll out the top crust, cut in vents to allow steam to escape, fit top on to top of pie.
Sprinkle top of pie with a little sugar. Bake at 425 degrees for 12 minutes, then reduce heat to 375 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until pie is nice and brown and apples are soft.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
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