4 cups peeled, cored, and thinly sliced cooking apples
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup water
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons shortening
3/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
How to Make It
Arrange apples evenly in a lightly greased 10- x 6- x 2-inch baking dish. Combine 2 cups sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over apples. Pour water over apples, and set aside.
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; stir well. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle milk evenly over flour mixture, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened.
Turn dough out onto a floured surface; knead 8 to 10 times. Roll dough to a 10- x 6-inch rectangle, and place on top of apples. Cut slits in dough to allow steam to escape. Sprinkle with additional sugar, and dot with butter.
Bake at 300° for 1 hour; remove from oven. Preheat broiling unit. Broil top crust 6 to 7 inches from heating element 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Spoon into individual serving bowls, and serve immediately.