This is a name that isn't really known on these shores, although there may be a small group or two of people of Scottish descent who use it. It is an Anglicized version of an old Gaelic (Scottish) word for curd. A crowdie was a porridge (or pudding) and was usually eaten for breakfast. This version is one that was used on special occasions at harvest time. Although a crowdie doesn't traditionally include fruit, it, like any breakfast cereal, is certainly lifted to another level when it is included. Adapted from King Arthur flour.