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Ingredients

Shortening
Flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup margarine
1 egg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda dissolved in 2 tablespoons hot water
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups diced McIntosh apples, peeled and cored
1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans

Instructions

Grease and flour 9-inch pie plate. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together sugar, margarine, egg, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, vanilla and soda dissolved in hot water. Add flour, blending in thoroughly. Stir in diced apples and chopped nuts. Pour into pie plate and bake for 35-40 minutes. Serve with whipping cream or ice cream.

Teri Walters
Geneseo




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