In a large bowl, combine the flour and salt. Cut in the butter till mixture is crumbly. Divide mixture in half (there should be just under 3 cups total, so divide into two 1 1/4 to 1 1/2-cup batches). To one half, add 2 to 3 tablespoons cold water, just e
Melt the butter or margarine in a large, heavy skillet or deep pan set over medium heat. Add the apple slices, stirring to coat. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle the apples with sugar and cinnamon or spice, cover the pan, and simmer for
Cook the sausage meat till done. Drain and set aside.
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Remove the dough from refrigerator. If it's been refrigerated for longer than 1 hour, let it soften at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes. Roll the dough into a circle large enough to fit into a 9-inch deep-dish pie pan. Fit
Spoon apple mixture into crust. Top with cooked sausage, then with grated cheese. Sprinkle the reserved crust/brown sugar mixture over all. Return pie to oven and bake an additional 30 to 40 minutes, or until crust and topping are golden. Remove from oven
You can easily do several steps at once in this recipe. Cook the apples and the sausage at the same time, and while they're on top of the stove, put the crust into the oven for its initial 10-minute baking. All three will be done and ready for the final a