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Ingredients

4 eggs, separated
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 cup chilled whipping cream
1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple in juice, well drained

Instructions

Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour 2 round layer pans, 8- or 9x1-1/2-inches. Beat egg whites until foamy. Beat in granulated sugar and powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time; continue beating until stiff and glossy. Do not underbeat. Place shortening, powdered sugar, egg yolks and milk into large mixer bowl. Blend 30 seconds on low speed, scraping bowl constantly. Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat 1 minute on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Spread batter in pans. Spread half of the meringue on batter in each pan. Sprinkle each with half of the pecans, then with 1 tablespoon granulated sugar. Bake until meringue is set, 35-40 minutes. Cool in pans. In chilled bowl, beat whipping cream until stiff. Fold in pineapple. With spatulas, carefully remove layers from pans. Place 1 layer meringue side up on serving plate. Spread with whipped cream mixture. Tope with other layer, meringue side up. Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Makes 9-12 servings.

Georgia Van Melkebeke
East Moline



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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
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1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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