Old Fashioned Apple Dowdy

Old Fashioned Apple Dowdy

Apple Dowdy and Pandowdy is a recipe dating to at least the Colonial period in Maryland. There are many variations on the them of bread, apples and sweet goodness. Made with apples from a Maryland orchard, making and eating this with warm you up! This version is adapted from Yankee Magazine, 1972.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6


  • Thick white bread
  • 1/2 cup Melted butter
  • 4 Large Crispin or other green Maryland apple
  • 1/2 cup Dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon


  • Line the bottom and sides of a baking dish with fingers of bread (crusts removed) which have been dipped in melted butter. 
  • Fill the center with the apples, peeled, cored, and sliced. Sprinkle the apples with a mixture of the cinnamon and sugar. Add 1/2 cup of water and cover the top with a layer of well-buttered fingers of bread.
  • Sprinkle top with additional sugar. Cover and bake 1 hour in 350 degree oven. Serve hot with whipped cream. Serves 6.
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