- 4 cups flour
- 2 cups (1 pound) shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- Grated peel of 1 lemon
- 4 eggs
- Milk as needed to make dough of a consistency to roll
- 1 No. 3 can (about 5 2/4 cups) applesauce
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 pinch ground cloves
- Whipped cream
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