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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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  Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

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1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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