This recipe for Apple Pandowdy is easy and delicious. It makes a great dessert recipe anytime and is wonderful served with coffee. This is a favorite with my family.


8 medium apples, peeled, cored and cut into pieces or about 8 cups chopped apples
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon cornstarch
pinch salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons butter
1 (9 inch) regular pie crust

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Put chopped apples in a large mixing bowl and toss with lemon juice. Whisk together the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cornstarch and salt. Pour over apples and toss again. Spray a round baking dish (could use a 9 x 9 square dish) with cooking spray and pour in the apples. Sprinkle on vanilla extract and maple syrup. Cut butter up in small pieces over the apples. Put pie crust on and cut 3 slits in top. (I use a Pillsbury frozen pie crust but you could make your own). Place in preheated 400 degree oven for 30 – 35 minutes. Remove from oven and cut pie crust into small squares. Press the crust down into the pie filling. (You can use a spoon, spatula or whatever is convenient for you). Lower oven temperature to 350 degrees and return to oven for 30 – 35 more minutes until brown on top. Serve with ice cream on top. Makes about 8 servings. Enjoy!

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  1. Barbara Leonard says:

    Which cookbook has different food items. Crock pot meals, appetizers, breakfast items, apple butter cookies. Cakes, recipes by fans, casseroles, Apple pan dowdy , in other words more than just desserts. Thank you .


    My grandmother made what she called apple pan dowdy but she poured sweetened milk over hers.

  3. Beautify Bybee pottery bowl holding that apple pan dowdy…

  4. Thank you! This sounds absolutely delicious and I know my family will love it.

  5. Do you cut the existing crust into squares or do you add a second crust cutting it into squares??

    Thank you,
    Jane Abell Wilson, Louisville, kY

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