Yield
8 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 2

Combine 1/4 cup flour and ice water; stir with a whisk until well-blended. Set aside. Combine 3/4 cup flour, 1 teaspoon sugar, and salt in a bowl; cut in shortening with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add ice water mixture; mix with a fork until flour mixture is moist. Gently press mixture into a 4-inch circle on heavy-duty plastic wrap; cover with additional plastic wrap. Roll dough, still covered, into an 11-inch circle; chill for 10 minutes or until plastic can be easily removed.

Step 3

Remove top sheet of plastic; fit dough, uncovered side down, into a 9-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray. Remove bottom sheet of plastic. Fold edges under; flute. Pierce bottom and sides of dough with a fork. Bake at 400° for 8 minutes; cool on a wire rack.

Step 4

Combine applesauce and remaining ingredients in a bowl, and stir well with a whisk. Pour into prepared crust; bake at 400° for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 325°; bake an additional 55 minutes or until filling is set. Cool completely on a wire rack. Garnish with cinnamon sticks, if desired.

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