A recipe from Quebec.
4 c peeled and sliced (MacIntosh) apples
2/3 c maple syrup
1/3 c raisins
1 c all-purpose flour
1/4 c sugar
1-1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
1/4 c cold butter, cut into pieces
1/2 c buttermilk, or 1/4 c yogurt plus 1/4 c milk
1 t vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease an 8-inch square baking dish.
2. In a saucepan, bring apples and maple syrup to a boil; simmer until softened, about 3 minutes. Add raisins. Pour into prepared baking dish.
3. In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut in butter using a pastry blender or two knives, or your hands, to make a fine crumb. Or, combine in a food processor, using quick pulses.
4. In another bowl, beat egg, buttermilk, and vanilla. Pour over flour mixture. Stir until just combined.
5. Drop by large spoonfuls onto warm apple slices. Bake for 30 minutes or until top is golden and a toothpick inserted into topping comes out clean. Serve warm, with ice cream, if desired.