It is getting to that cooking time of year and all the wonderful things you can do with apples and pumpkins. Here is one of the oldest and simplest recipes that every one just loves.
Apple Pandowdy is fruit baked with a sweet biscuit or cake dough top. Its appearance may be "dowdy", but looks can be deceiving, apple pandowdy is delicious, especially topped with a bit of ice cream or whipped cream.
1 1/4 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup milk
2 1/2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoons salt
4 cup peeled, sliced apples
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
whipped cream or ice cream for garnish
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Combine flour, baking powder and salt, set aside.
Butter a 9" square baking dish. Place sliced apples in buttered baking dish and sprinkle with a mixture of brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Mix in egg. Add flour mixture, alternating with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture to make a stiff batter. Spread batter evenly over apples (see photo) and bake for about 50 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for at least ten minutes before serving.
You can serve this dish right out of the pan, or invert it onto a serving plate like an upside-down cake, warm or at room temperature. Top with whipped cream or ice cream.