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Ingredients

9-inch unbaked pie shell
5 to 6 apples, cored, pared and sliced (4 cups) (See note)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

TOPPING:
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
1/3 cup cold butter or margarine

Instructions

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix apples, lemon juice, sugar, flour, salt and cinnamon. Pour into unbaked pie shell.

TOPPING:

Mix sugar and flour in small mixing bowl. Cut in butter or margarine with pastry cutter until butter is size of large peas. Sprinkle on top of pie.

Bake pie at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for 40 minutes longer or until apples are tender. Makes one 9-inch pie.

Note: "I use McIntosh."

LaVonne Mienke
Bettendorf



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