I remember, as a teenager, hearing this song on the American Forces Network and always thought it sounded very jolly:
“Shoo Fly Pie and Apple Pandowdy
Makes your eyes light up
And your tummy say ‘Howdy!’”
So I thought we should include the pandowdy in our apple feast.
Peel, quarter, and core the apples, then thinly slice them into a bowl. Add the syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and toss gently to coat the apple slices evenly. Spoon the mixture into a buttered 1-quart baking dish with deep sides.
Sift the flour, salt, and baking powder into a bowl, and stir in the sugar. Make a well in the center and add the melted butter and the milk. Stir to make a smooth batter, then spread it evenly over the apple slices.
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