Apple or Apricot Shortcake

This was from my step-grandmother Katie Young, who hailed from Michigan in the USA.

Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat well.

Sift flour and fold lightly into creamed mixture.

Spread ½ of the mixture on base of lightly greased 7 inch tin. Cover with the apples and spread the remaining mixture on top. Bake in moderate oven (190 C) for 45 minutes (until dry and brown on top).

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