Orange Juice Apple Pie

Pastry for pie:
1-1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup Crisco shortening
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons sweet milk
1 egg white only, beaten to brush pastry
Pie filling:
5-6 peeled and sliced cooking apples
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup white sugar

Preheat oven to 350F.

Combine all ingredients well. Crisco must be room temperature. Beat egg whites with beater. Brush over bottom and sides of one 9 inch pastry before turning in apple filling. Sprinkle with sugar and plenty of butter. Roll out remaining pie dough, and cut into strips for lattice work for topping.

Pie filling:
Heat apples, sugar and orange juice in sauce pan, just until hot and cook slightly. Turn into pastry shell that has been brushed with beaten egg while and pour over filling the 1/2 cup white sugar and plenty of butter. Heat until sugar slightly melts and comes to a boil.

Top with lattice strips of pastry. Then brush on egg white and sprinkle with sugar. Dot with butter and bake at 325F for 1 hour and 20-30 minutes. Check after 20 minutes with fork for doneness of apple and light brown crust (crust will be flaky). Serve with ice cream or Cool Whip.

Serves 8-10.

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