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.
Greek Cheese Pie
For the dough: Mix the first five ingredients, knead for about 2-3 minutes, adding more flour if needed until dough doesn't stick to the hands. Divide into 3 equal parts. For the filling: Combine the remaining ingredients except the eggs. Heat until the cheese starts to melt. Allow to cook to room temperature, then mix in the beaten eggs. Lightly oil a 8x12 deep baking pan. Roll out the 3 dough balls so that each one is a bit bigger than the prepared pan. Place the first layer of dough in the pan, with ends hanging over the pan rim, add half the filling, follow in with the second dough layer, add the rest of the filling, finish off with the last dough layer, fold the dough layers together and crimp lightly. Pluck a few holes in the pie, making sure you go through the second layer of dough. Bake for about 45 minutes at 400 degrees.