Pull out your skillet to cook up this homey apple dessert. Don't let the name scare you off, a pandowdy is similar to a cobbler, but is shingled with irregular shapes of pastry dough on top.




  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Unfold puff pastry sheet on a cutting board. Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut into 1 1/2-inch irregular pieces.

  • In an extra-large bowl combine brown sugar, flour, molasses, 1 tsp. of the cinnamon, and the ginger (mixture will be crumbly). Add apples; toss to coat. Spread apple mixture in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet. Drizzle with 1/4 cup of the butter. In a small bowl combine the granulated sugar and remaining 1/4 tsp. cinnamon; set aside. Arrange pastry pieces over apple mixture. Drizzle with remaining butter and sprinkle with the cinnamon-sugar.

  • Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until bubbly and pastry is golden. Remove and cool 1 hour on a wire rack. Serve warm with ice cream.

Nutrition Facts

444 calories, (11 g saturated fat, 0 g polyunsaturated fat, 3 g monounsaturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 201 mg sodium, 65 g carbohydrates, 5 g fiber, 45 g sugar, 4 g protein.