1 cup shortening or butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 T. buttermilk
5 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. cinnamon
Cream crisco and butter, beat in eggs. Combine flour and spices; add alternately with buttermilk. This makes a very stiff dough. Pat into pie in very thin layers. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown; makes 6 to 8 layers.
For filling use 3 cups apple butter mixed with one cup applesauce and 1 tablespoon cinnamon.
Put about 3/4 cup between each layer
Pour the rest on top; wrap and refrigerate overnight.
Presented by Melissa Graves, Donna's Old Town Cafe