Apple Pandowdy



  • 4 apples, cored, peeled, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons shortening
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons milk


Arrange sliced apples in buttered 11×7-inch baking dish. Combine sugar, cinnamon, and salt; sprinkle over apples. Combine molasses and hot water; stir to blend. Pour molasses mixture over apples. Bake apples in preheated 400° oven for about 20 to 30 minutes, until apples are tender. Meanwhile, sift flour with baking powder and salt; cut in shortening until mixture resembles meal. Add milk, mixing with a fork, enough to make soft dough. Knead lightly for about 10 seconds. Roll dough into a rectangle 1/4 to 1/2-inch thick, to fit over the 11×7-inch pan. Fit dough over cooked apple mixture and pierce all over with a fork to let steam escape. Bake at 400° for about 20 minutes longer, or until nicely browned. Serve warm with cream or ice cream. Serves 8.

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