|An Old Photo of a Family Peeling Apples Found by Cassandra in Indiana this Past Summer|
“…apple pan dowdy makes your eyes light up and your tummy say, ‘howdy’…”
An easy, delicious recipe for using all those wonderful, fresh, ripe autumn apples:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Peel, core and cut enough apple slices to fill a medium iron skillet. (Cassandra loves her new cabinet-mounted apple peeler/corer – only $8.99 at Christmas Tree Shops!)
Mix together ½ cup brown sugar, ½ cup butter, 2 tsp. cinnamon, and a sprinkle of nutmeg. Pour mixture over apples.
Add 2 more cups brown sugar over top and cover with ready-made crust (Cassandra's favorite is Mrs. Smith's frozen Oronoque Orchards™ Deep Dish Pie Crust). Prick top and bake 1 hour at 350 degrees.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream or by pouring warm milk over the dowdy in a bowl.
Enjoy while listening to Dinah Shore’s famous rendition of the song, Shoo Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy, from the late 1940s!