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University of Illinois Extension serving Clay, Effingham, Fayette and Jasper Counties

Main Office (Effingham County)
1209 Wenthe Drive
Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: 217-347-7773
FAX: 217-347-7775
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office (Clay County)
223 W Railroad St
Flora, IL 62839
Phone: 618-662-3124
FAX: 618-662-3191
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

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118 N. Sixth Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
Phone: 618-283-2753
FAX: 618-283-4932
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Branch Office (Jasper County)
1401 Clayton
Newton, IL 62448
Phone: 618-783-2521
FAX: 618-783-2232
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm


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Recipe of the Month

Apple-Cheese Bake

Servings: 8


6 cups apples, peeled and sliced

1 Tbsp. lemon juice

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup flour

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 cup butter

2/3 cup romano cheese, grated


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Place apple slices in an 8 x 8 inch pan.

3. Sprinkle apples with lemon juice and half of the sugar.

4. In a small bowl, mix the remaining sugar, flour and cinnamon.

5. Add the butter and mix well.

6. Add the cheese and mix well.

7. Sprinkle the flour-cheese mixture evenly over the apples.

8. Bake for 45 minutes or until apples are soft.

9. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving) - Calories 200 ~ fat 8 g ~ calories from fat 70 ~ sodium 200 mg ~ total carbohydrate 29 g ~ fiber 1

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