Apple Pandowdy With Biscuit Topping

Apple Dessert
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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 65 mins
Servings: 16 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
114 Calories
1g Fat
26g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving
Calories 114
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 38mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 0g
Calcium 25mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

An apple pandowdy is usually made with pieces of pie dough as the topping. This version is a cobbler-like dessert made with biscuit mix, brown sugar, and spices. Serve it warm with ice cream or a drizzling of heavy cream. 


  • 1 3/4 cups biscuit baking mix, divided
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 5 cups apple (6 to 7 cooking apples, golden delicious, Jonathan, etc., peeled, cored, sliced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup light cream or whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat the oven to 375 F.

  3. In a saucepan, combine 1/4 cup biscuit mix, brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and vinegar and water.

  4. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and smooth.

  5. Remove from heat and add vanilla and butter. Set aside to cool.

  6. Place apples in a greased 8-inch square baking pan.

  7. Sprinkle apples evenly with cinnamon and nutmeg.

  8. Mix the remaining 1 1/2 cups biscuit mix with the light cream to make a soft dough.

  9. Drop over the sliced apples.

  10. Sprinkle with the granulated sugar and more cinnamon.

  11. Pour the cooled sauce over the top.

  12. Bake for about 35 to 45 minutes.

  13. Serve hot with cream or ice cream.

  14. Enjoy!


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