Apple Pandowdy with Biscuit Topping

Apple Dessert
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  • 65 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yield: 1 8-inch Pan (16 servings)
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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. 

See Also
Homemade Biscuit Baking Mix
Apple Cobbler With Cinnamon and Walnuts

What You'll Need

  • 1 3/4 cups biscuit baking mix, divided
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 cup 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

How to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  2. In a saucepan, combine 1/4 cup biscuit mix, brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and vinegar and water.
  3. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and smooth.
  4. Remove from heat and add vanilla and butter. Set aside to cool.
  5. Place apples in a greased 8-inch square baking pan.
  6. Sprinkle apples evenly with cinnamon and nutmeg.
  7. Mix the remaining 1 1/2 cups biscuit mix with the light cream to make a soft dough.
  1. Drop over the sliced apples.
  2. Sprinkle with the granulated sugar and more cinnamon.
  3. Pour the cooled sauce over the top.
  4. Bake for about 35 to 45 minutes. Serve hot with cream or ice cream.


Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 114
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Unsaturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 3 mg
Sodium 38 mg
Carbohydrates 26 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 0 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)