Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Cassandra’s Recipe for Apple Pan Dowdy

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! 


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