We made this tonight, and were very pleased with it. <br/>We did BUTTER THE BAKING DISH, and are glad we did!<br/>No amount was given, but based on making peach cobblers using cottage pudding as the topping, we used about 3-4 cups of freshly stewed apples, made with brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, and cloves to our taste. We could have easily used more; the apples lost more volume than baking peaches do. Next time, and there will be a next time, we'll use 5-6 cups of apples, which will still easily fit in the BUTTERED 2 quart round casserole dish we used, without running over. Also next time, I'll probably pour about 1/3 of the batter over the apples, and stir it in, then pour the rest over that mixture.
Thanks so much Perfect pixie, I just made this x 4 for 40 people and it turned out great! It was really easy. I needed something satisfying and delicious and able to be expanded easily. Of course it needed a longer cooking time being so much bigger (I used 2 large roasting pans) but it turned out perfect. I added a handful of rasberries to each one. They loved it! Phew! Will definitely use again!