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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: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
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