This recipe is from Shirley McNevich's Mom's Best Recipes Vol 1. Published here with her permission.
Don't forget to check Shirley's blog.
(by Harriet Weaver - friend)
1 cup of sifted all-purpose flour (measure before sifting)
1 cup white sugar
1 tsp. Calumet baking powder
3-4 Macintosh apples (or any baking apples)
1 tsp. cinnamon (McCormick)
2 TBSP of white sugar for apple topping
Put flour, sugar, and baking powder in a bowl.
Beat one egg by hand and add to the flour mixture. Beat well by hand.
Grease an 8 x 8 baking dish with butter or margarine. Skin, core, and
slice apples thinly and place in bottom of dish until bottom is
covered. Sprinkle with 1 tsp. cinnamon and 2 TBSP white sugar. Pour
flour mixture over the top. Cut little pieces of butter and "dot" the
top of the mixture with butter. Sprinkle 2 TBSP of water over the top
of the mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees until top is crisp and apples are done (about
40-45 minutes). To test apples for doneness, put a toothpick down
through the mixture. If the toothpick comes out clean and the apples
feel soft, it's done. If not, bake a few more minutes and retest.