No one know for certain the exact origin of Apple Pandowdy, but it appears to date as far back as Colonial times. Sometimes it was made in a pan on the stove top.
The following recipe is courtesy of, The Amish Homestead Cookbook.
4 tart apples
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 cup molasses
2 tablespoons butter
Biscuit dough as directed
Pare and slice apples and arrange on a well greased shallow baking dish. Sprinkle with the cinnamon, drizzle over molasses and dot with the butter. Cover with biscuit dough that has been rolled to about 1/2 inch thickness. Cut gashes in dough to allow steam to escape. Bake in moderate oven about 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve hot with cream flavored with nutmeg.
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