I cut the recipe down a bit because I only had a 8 '' pan, and maybe I didn't cut down the shortening enough. The pie shell tastes delicious but is so crumbly that you barely can get one whole piece out of the pan. As suggested I filled it with Stir Fried Apples & Cranberries, and it fit the bill perfectly. Served the pie as dessert today along with Better Than Whipped Cream, and all eaters were delighted :) I'll work on the texture, as I'll surely will make this again. Thanks for posting, RawwGurl! Made for PAC fall 2009.