I tried this and it's easy and taste great. Apple Filling: 5 cups tart apples, peeled, sliced 3/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons flour 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 cup water 1 tablespoon butter, softened Topping: 1/2 cup flour, sifted 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons butter, softened 1 egg, slightly beaten The Filling: In a medium bowl, combine apples, 3/4 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon salt, vanilla and water. Turn into a lightly buttered 9-inch square pan. Dot apples with 1 tablespoon butter. The Topping: Beat with wooden spoon until batter is smooth. Drop batter in 9 portions, over the apples, spacing evenly. Batter will spread during baking. Bake 35 to 40 minutes at 375Â° or until apples are tender and crust is golden brown. Serve warm with cream or ice cream. Serves 6 to 8.