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Apple Pandowdy Recipe

A Pennsylvania Dutch speciality of the 19th century. It's made with sliced apples. Flavoured with cinnamon and molasses - covered with a biscuit dough.

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Key Features

  • Suitable for Vegetarians
  • Suitable for Vegans


1.5kg/3 lbs crisp eating Apples, peeled, cored and sliced
½ teaspoon (2mg) grated fresh Nutmeg
½ teaspoon (2ml) powdered Cinnamon
½ teaspoon (2ml) Salt
4 tablespoons (60ml) Black Treacle
180g/6 oz Plain White Flour
2 teaspoons (10ml) Baking Powder
120g/4 oz Caster Sugar
a pinch of Salt
1 medium Egg, lightly-beaten
120g/4 oz Butter, gently melted
100ml/4 fl oz Milk


1. Place the apples pieces in a baking dish and
sprinkle them with cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Pour over the black treacle.
2. Cover the dish with foil, and bake it in a pre-heated oven (180ºC/350ºF) for 30 minutes, or until the apples are soft.
3. Sift the flour into a big bowl, then add the baking powder, sugar and salt mix well, then add the egg.
4. Add the melted butter and milk, mix well, until there are no lumps – then pour over the apple mixture.
5. Return to the oven, and bake for a further 30 minutes, when the top should be brown.

Serve with ice cream.

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