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Ingredients

Never fail pie crust --
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup cool tap water

Fresh apple filling --
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Dash of salt
6 cups thinly sliced and peeled apples (Jonathan or Pink Lady or apple that is tart and not mushy when cooked)
2 tablespoons butter

Instructions

Pie crust Blend 2 cups flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon baking powder in bowl with fork. Add 1/2 cup oil and 1/4 cup water and mix well until dough forms a soft ball. Divide dough into two pieces. Roll out between waxed paper and use no other flour.

Pie filling Mix sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt together and gently fold in apples. Place in skillet with 2 tablespoons butter. Cook on medium heat until apple slices are soft, but still keep their shape. Place mixture into a 9-inch pastry lined pie plate. Cover apples with top crust that has slits in it. Seal. Mix up small amount of milk and sugar and brush top of crust. Bake at 425 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes or until crust is brown and juice begins to bubble through slits. After removing from oven, sprinkle more granulated sugar on top.

Joan Holmes, Moline



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1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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