Autumn is approaching in a few months, and while that seems like a long way away I am ready for it. Fall means leaves on the ground, the smell of wood smoke in the air, pumpkin everything, spices, and of course, apples! Apples are one of the key aspects of fall to me, as they ripen and trips to go apple-picking are planned. Apples open up the world of apple cider, donuts, and pie. Of course, you can always get a head start on apple season with this recipe for apple pandowdy!
Pandowdy is pie and cobbler’s cousin- like both, they are made with a fruit and a crust of some sorts. Like cobbler, Pandowdy has a crunchy topping atop its apples, but the topping is more akin to that of pie crusts.
You can use pre-made dough as is shown in the video, but I like to take it one step further and make my own! Another aspect of the video you can change up at home is the variety of apple used.
The video features Pink Lady apples, which have a firm texture and good flavor. I personally prefer Granny Smith, as the tartness is balanced out by the sugar. Whichever apple you use, avoid Red Delicious and other mealy or softer apples. Your apples are going to be soaked and cooked, and they need to retain their structure by the time they reach your plate.
By: Eon Kyong