Pandowdies were first made in the 1600s. Then, as in this recipe, a layer of wonderful batter similar to a soft biscuit dough covered the top. It was customary for the server to "dowdy the pan", in other words cut into the desert with a spoon and stir the top and bottom together a bit before serving it.
1 cup all purpose flour
¼ cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
½ cup butter cut in tiny pieces
¼ cup water
6 cups apples, peeled, cored and sliced
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp all purpose flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ cup maple syrup
1 tbsp butter cut in tiny pieces
1 tbsp sugar
1. heat oven to 400° Butter shallow 2½ quart baking dish.
2.Dough: mix 1 Cup flour, ¼ cup sugar, baking powderand salt in in a medium bowl. With a pastry blender, cut in ½ Cup butter until course crumbs form. Add water, stirring just to moisten.
3.Filling: Mix apples and lemon juice in a large bowl. Sprinkle with 2 tbsp flour and cinnamon; toss. Transfer to a sausepan. Add maple syrup. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until heated through, 3-4 minutes. spoon into prepared bakind dish, dot with 1 tbsp butter.
4.Drop dough in rounded tbsps over hot filling. Sprinkle with 1 tbsp sugar.
5. Bake at 400° oven for 35 minutes, until topping is golden brown. If topping browns too quickly, cover wiwth foil.
Serve with whipping cream, if desired.
Number Of Servings:8
Preparation Time:1- 1½ hours