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Ingredients

2 cups sugar
2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
4 tablespoons butter
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup milk
4 medium size apples

Instructions

Combine first 4 ingredients and bring to a boil. Add butter. Stir dry ingredients together. Cut in the shortening. Add milk all at once and stir until flour is just moistened. Roll dough out in 8-inch circles. Peel and core apples. Press dough over apple halves and put in pan and pour syrup over all. Bake a 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until done.

Lois Retherford
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