less than 30 mins
30 mins to 1 hour
From Hairy Bikers' Meals on Wheels
For the filling
- 450g/1lb cooking apples, peeled, cored and sliced
- 15g/1/2oz butter
- 85g/3oz sugar
- ½ lemon, juice and zest
For the topping
- 115g/4oz flour
- pinch salt
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 55g/2oz butter, softened
- 55g/2oz sugar
- 1 free-range egg
- 1 tbsp milk
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
For the filling, place the apples, butter, sugar and lemon juice and zest in a saucepan with a little water and cook gently until the apples have softened.
Put the apple mixture in the bottom of a pie dish, packing the apples down to provide a firm base for the topping (this helps it rise evenly during baking).
For the topping, sieve the flour together with a pinch of salt and the baking powder. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugar, beat in the egg and then lightly fold in the flour. Add a little milk if the mixture is too stiff.
Pour the mixture on top of the apples and bake in the oven for 45-55 minutes or until the top is golden-brown and cooked through.