But it can't communicate the bliss of eating homemade pie with ice cream. Yum!
In your favorite mixing bowl blend or sift dry ingredients. With pastry tool, cut in shortening until mixture resembles small crumbs. Toss lightly as you add tablespoons of cold water one at a time until you get a dough that will hold together but is not too sticky. Use your hands to form into two balls. Let rest five minutes while you get out the rolling pin, pie plate and pastry cloth.
Roll out the crust for the lattice. Use a knife to cut crust into 1/2" strips. Lay strips over crust, weaving them over and under to create lattice. Sprinkle lighting with white sugar.