I have given so many people this recipe - substitute any fruits for the apple and if you don't have time to pre-cook it - just slice it finely and then add a little more sugar if it is a "tart" fruit (rhubarb, granny smith apples, some types of stonefruit, etc). Quick, easy, and foolproof! Great to bake in the oven whilst the main course is cooking.
Melt butter, in either the microwave for 1 min, or on the stove in a saucepan (remove from heat after melting). Beat in sugar. Add the egg then beat. Add flour and baking powder then mix well. The consistency should be similar to "playdough" add more flour or a dash of milk if necessary.
Push half the dough into a pie tin, preferably Pyrex or ceramic. If metal, spray with cooking oil first.
Lay your sliced apple or stewed fruit (well drained) over the dough. Sprinkle with sugar, spices and lemon juice.
Add the rest of the dough. You can either roll it out and lay it over like a pie crust, or pull pieces off and flatten them then lay them over the fruit, or rub it between your hands to make a crumble over the fruit.
Bake approximately 20 minutes. When cooked the pie should be risen and the top golden.
Rest the dessert for 10 minutes then dust over the icing sugar.
Altered ingredient amounts.
doubled the ingredients & cooked it in a large slice tin, when cool cut into serves and froze, took out as many pieces as needed, thawed on bench a couple of hours. Delicous served with cream. - 25 Jun 2011