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Ingredients

Crust:
2 cups flour
1/2 cup lard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup water
Filling:
4 cups sliced green apples
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
Salt
1 cup sugar, divided in half
2 tablespoons corn syrup
1 tablespoon butter

Instructions

To make crust, mix flour, lard, salt and baking powder with hands; add water until dough doesn't stick to hands. Let rest. It may be rolled between oil sprayed wax paper. To make filling, mix together apples, cinnamon, ginger, salt and 1/2 cup sugar. Line the pie pan with the bottom crust. Pour remaining 1/2 cup sugar over bottom crust. Heap the mixed apples in the crust. Put the corn syrup and butter on top. Cover with fluted top crust. Bake 15 minutes in oven. Turn oven down to 350 degrees and bake 50 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

Marva Dick
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