In a mixing bowl, stir together 1 cup flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cut in the shortening to the size of small peas.
Stir in cheese. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the water over part of the mixture; toss with a fork. Repeat until all is moistened. Form into a ball.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to form a 12-inch circle. Ease into 9-inch pie plate. Trim to 1/2 inch beyond edge of plate; fold under pastry. Crimp edge. Do not prick pastry.
In a bowl, combine apples, sugar, 1/4 cup flour, cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Transfer to crust.
Prepare Cheddar Crunch Topping. Sprinkle over filling. Cover edge with foil. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes more or until top is golden and fruit is tender. Makes 8 servings.
In a bowl, stir together sugar, flour, and salt. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Gently stir in cheddar cheese.