Apple Pandowdy

Apple Pandowdy
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Recipe for Apple Pandowdy, an old fashioned simple dessert of fruit baked with a sweet cake dough top.


  • 1 1/4 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 cup peeled, sliced apples
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • whipped cream or ice cream for garnish


  1. Combine flour, baking powder and salt, set aside.
  2. butter a 9\" square baking dish. Place sliced apples in buttered baking dish and sprinkle with a mixture of brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  3. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Mix in egg. Add flour mixture, alternating with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture to make a stiff batter. Spread batter evenly over apples (see photo) and bake for about 50 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for at least ten minutes before serving.
  4. You can serve this dish right out of the pan, or invert it onto a serving plate like an upside-down cake, warm or at room temperature. Top with whipped cream or ice cream.