This sounds strange to some people, an apple pie with a cheddar cheese pastry crust. But it is delicious. My family used to have this once a month, usually with vanilla ice cream.
Put shortening and grated cheddar in food processor and mix until cheese and shortening are well-blended. Refrigerate mixture one half hour. Mix flour and salt. Cut shortening mixture into flour mixture until it is pea-sized. Add cold water one tbsp at a time until the mixture sticks together without crumbling. Refrigerate one hour.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Form two portions, and roll each one out until it is large enough for a 9" pie pan.
Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl. Add apple slices and mix until they are all well-coated. Pour into pie plate and cover with top crust.
Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes then turn oven down to 350 degrees and bake 25-30 minutes or until crust is light brown.
“Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness.”