Sift the flour and salt into a bowl .rub in the
margarine and lard and mix to a stiff dough with cold water. roll out
lightly floured board and use half to line a 10in/25cm pie plate. peel and
core the cooking apples and cut them into thick slice. Mix the sugar with
the mixed spiced and toss the apples in the mixture then transfer this
filling to the pie plate. Add 2 tablespoons cold water to the apples.
moisten the pastry edge on the plate and cover with the remaining pastry
trimmings. bake in a moderately hot oven (400f/200c gas mark6 ) for about
30 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown. serve hot or cold .