For the base:
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
For the filling:
4 medium-sized apples, peeled, cored and coarsely diced
5 tbsp. sugar
¼ tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. cornstarch
2 tbsp. lemon juice
¼ cup fruit jam (I used peach)
For the topping:
½ cup all-purpose flour
3 tbsp. sugar
4 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
To prepare the filling, in a large skillet combine the apples, sugar, and cinnamon.
Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 5-7 minutes, until apples are tender
but still firm. In a small cup, whisk together cornstarch and lemon juice. Add to
the apple mixture and continue cooking, stirring constantly for 3 minutes or until
thickened. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
Preheat oven to 350°. Line an 8×8” baking dish with foil, leaving overhang on both
sides for easy removal later. Grease foil.
To make the base, in a medium bowl combine flour, sugar and salt. Mix well. Cut the
butter into the flour mixture using a pastry blender, two forks or your hands, until
it resembles breadcrumbs. Press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, until lightly browned around the edges. Remove from the oven.
Spread the fruit jam evenly on the base while it is still hot. Top with the cooked
In a medium bowl combine all ingredients for the topping. Mix well until combined and
crumbly. Sprinkle over the apple layer. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden
brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Using the foil, lift out of pan. Cut
into squares and serve. Eat warm or cold add whipped cream or ice cream
Source: adapted from My Kitchen Snippets