Every home cook needs a hearty, warm baked apple recipe under their belts and My Grandma’s Apple Pandowdy is the perfect way to get started and feel all cozy at the same time.
My friend Julie called to inform me that she had to go away to deal with a family emergency and she would be dropping by all of her fresh produce. Being a food blogger, she knows we are going to be doing some cooking over here and nothing will go to waste!
She drops by and she leaves the produce by the fridge and sits down for tea. After about 30 minutes she left and I started to look inside the bags. Among other things were about 25 apples!
At first I wondered why she had so many apples and then I decided I had better figure out what to do with all of them!
I made myself another tea and sat down.
All of a sudden I remembered this apple dish my grandmother used to make but I couldn’t remember the name of it. Off I went to search through my grandmother’s recipes. After a while of searching I found My Grandma’s Apple Pandowdy recipe.
The apples are surrounded by this sweet sauce and topped with this dough that is delicious! Especially when dipped in the apples and sauce! Just awesome. You can use any kind of apple to make it. Sometimes my grandmother added pecans and raisins. You have to try it served warm with whipped or ice cream! Yummy! This recipe is for all of you apple fans out there! This should be on your bucket list!
My Grandma's Apple Pandowdy
- 1 cup brown sugar , packed
- 1 teaspoon vinegar
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour - divided
- 1/4 teaspoon salt - divided
- 1 cup water -
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice -
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 tablespoons butter divided
- 3 tablespoons shortening
- 3/4 cup milk
- 5 cups apples peeled and sliced
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon , ground
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg , ground
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup raisins optional
- 1/2 cup pecans , chopped optional
- whipped or ice cream , for serving optional
- cooking spray
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a casserole dish or pie plate with cooking spray and set aside. In a small saucepan, over low heat, combine brown sugar, 1/4 cup flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt, water and vinegar. Cook over low heat, stirring until thick. Cover and set aside.
In a medium sized bowl combine baking powder, 1 cup flour and 3/4 teaspoon salt. Cut in 3 tablespoons of shortening with a fork until mixture looks like crumbs.
Add the milk and mix just until moistened into a sticky dough. Set aside.
Arrange your peeled and sliced apples in your prepared casserole dish or deep pie plate. Sprinkle with cinnamon until apples are lightly coated. If you are adding nuts or raisins, add sprinkle over top of apples.
Add nutmeg, vanilla and butter to your sauce on your stove. Stir until incorporated. Pour over top of your apples.
Grab two large soup spoons and scoop the dough with one spoon and drop it on top of the apples in your casserole dish with the other spoon.
Bake for 40 minutes or until topping is brown and done. Serve warm with whipped or ice cream if desired. Enjoy!