Blend flour, shortening, sugar, salt, grated lemon peel, and the lightly beaten eggs. Add milk as required, roll 1/2-inch thick, and line pie pan.
Mix the applesauce with the cinnamon and cloves, spread over dough in pie pan, and top with dough rolled to 1/2-inch thickness. Bake 1 hour in moderate (375 degree F) oven. Serve in deep dish with whipped cream.
Recipe courtesy of FEASTING GALORE IRISH STYLE (Hippocrene Books, 2001) by Maura Laverty