Recipe courtesy of Maura Laverty

Apple Cake

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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


  1. 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.
  2. 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 degrees F) oven. Serve in deep dish with whipped cream.