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Apple Pandowdy

Will Owen | Oct 25, 2005 12:18 AM

I made this many years ago when an English acquaintance was going to be in Nashville on Thanksgiving, and asked if we could do an old-fashioned authentic American feast for him if he'd buy the groceries...but he didn't care for pumpkin, and my wife despises mincemeat, which he could get in England anyway. The recipe was made as an upside-down cake, with the cut-up apples cooked in brown sugar and butter and then a batter poured over. After it baked and sat for a while it was turned out onto a dish, and served with cream to pour over. It was deliriously good.

Anyway, I've found some similar recipes, but that exact cake eludes me. It was a pourable batter, and made a very plain-looking, almost biscuit-like cake, a little crunchy around the edges. I thought Fannie's Cottage Pudding might be it, but that was too spongy. Any leads?

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