I have been making this recipe since the late 70's and always a hit where ever and whenever it is made, never any leftovers. The house smells wonderful too. It seems like a lot of steps but its easy to make.
Prepare pastry with last 4 ingredients and roll out onto a pizza pan....mix flour and salt, add the cold shortening, using pastry blender, work the dough till crumbly, add the ice water to form a dough ball, roll out onto the pizza pan.
Pare apples and cut into approx. 1/4-1/2 inch slices. It is optional to pare the apples, it is not necessary if that is your preference
At the edge of pan, begin layering the apple At the edge of pan, begin layering the apple slices around the entire pan, overlapping and possibly topping layer on layer, if you want more apples than stated, some might like it that way, definitely makes it good, more the better
Mix together the cinn/nutmeg ingredients and sprinkle on top of apples
To make the crumble topping, make sure the butter is chilled or out of the freezer, combine using a pastry blender to make crumbly
Sprinkle evenly over the apple/cinnamon mixture. You can sprinkle with additional cinnamon if you like lots of spice.
Bake 30-40 minutes or until edge is golden and the apples are tender.
SERVE WITH YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM OR WHIPPED CREAM