Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 55 min.
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 5 tablespoons butter, divided
- 3/4 cup whole milk
- 5 cups sliced peeled apples
- 1/2 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon coarse sugar
- Whipped cream, optional
- In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, 1/4 cup flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add water and lemon juice; cook and stir over medium heat until thick. Cover and set aside.
- In a bowl, combine baking powder and remaining flour and salt. Cut in 3 tablespoons butter. Add the milk and mix just until moistened (a few lumps will remain); set aside.
- Arrange apples in a 1-1/2-quart baking dish; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Add nutmeg, vanilla and remaining butter to sauce; pour over apples. Drop dough by spoonfuls over sauce. Combine remaining cinnamon and coarse sugar; sprinkle over dough. Bake at 350° until top is brown and apples are tender, 55 minutes. Serve warm, with whipped cream if desired.
Nutrition Facts1 serving: 260 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 304mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.
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Feb 12, 2019
I loved the sauce poured over the apples. I also did up the cinnamon a LOT as we love cinnamon. Husband felt topping was a tad flat and tasteless. Next time I am going to put cinnamon in the topping also to give it some spice. Then it will definitely be 5 stars.
Jan 1, 2019
I agree with previous comments re: ratio of brown sugar sauce to apples. When I saw what it looked like, I added more apples. Between the pectin in the apples and the fact that the sauce does include some flour, it worked great! Still really sweet, best with unsweetened whipping cream
Oct 6, 2018
We had a lot of granny smith apples in our backyard waiting to be used. My daughter and I were looking online for a good recipe. As soon as we saw this one, my daughter started singing "Shoo Fly Pie and Apple Pandowdy"! That did it! We had to try this recipe! And it didn't disappoint us. We listened to Dinah Shore as we prepared it. We especially liked the sauce made in a saucepan to pour over the apples. That gave it a whole new texture. Good with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
Jan 17, 2017
The recipe turned out fine. However, I did do my pastry part in a mini food-prep, and I did add more cinnamon that the recipe calls for, plus I put some sparkling sugar across the pastry just for appearance. If you haven't made one of these before, it is very sweet and sticky. Best served warm, and with ice cream. However, I am only giving it four stars because I felt the apples were smothered by the brown sugar sauce. I would cut back on the sauce by 1/4 or maybe even 1/3 and let the apples shine through a little more.
Jan 18, 2016
Tried this last night; turned-out great! Good recipe for an occasional cook. A strange song came to me as I was baking, something about "shoo-fly pie and apple pandowdy," 'wonder where that came from?
Oct 7, 2013
Yum! this is the Old style pandowdy just like my Mom used to make! I made it today for my Dad's birthday and it turned out Perfect! Tastes fantastic! So easy to make too!
Oct 2, 2013
This is one of the best cobblers I have tasted. The sauce you prepare on top of stove and thicken really adds a lot to this dish and the topping browns so nicely. Yum
Jan 29, 2013
Nov 21, 2011
Made this tonight--absolutely wonderful!!!! Thanks so much for sharing.
Sep 16, 2011
My husband asked for Apple Doody like his grandmother used to make and when I found this recipe he said "Thats it!"The aroma wjile it is cooking is wonderful but when you taste it you will think it is better that any appli pie you ever had.