Peel, core and slice apples. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over apples.
Combine remainder of ingredients (except pie shells) and bring to a boil to thicken. Pour over apples and mix well.
Grandma's Pie Crust:
3 cups flour
11/4 cups shortening or butter
1 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons cold water
2 teaspoons white vinegar
2 tablespoons cream plus 1 beaten egg for egg wash
Blend flour and shortening to pea-sized crumbs. Add remainder of ingredients and mix. Let rest for 20 minutes. Divide and roll out into 2 crusts. Bake bottom piecrust for 15 minutes, cool and fill with apple mixture. Lay the top crust over apple filling and pinch together around the edges. Brush top crust with egg wash. Bake at 425 for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 for 40-45 minutes. Cover with foil if crust gets too brown.
Heat olive oil in a heavy soup pot on medium heat. Sliver onions and add to oil. While the onions cook, chop the bell peppers and add them to the pot, stirring well. Chop the eggplants and add to the pot, stirring well to coat the eggplant with oil. At this point all the olive oil will have soaked into the eggplant, so you need to stir often to keep things from burning until they soften some. Chop the zucchini and stir it in once the eggplant has softened a bit. Chop the garlic and add to the vegetables, stirring well. Chop the tomatoes and add them. Mince the thyme and add it along with salt and pepper to taste. Stir well and cook two minutes. Turn down heat and cover the pot. Simmer until everything is soft and well blended - about 40 minutes. Stir in basil and serve.