Apple Pan Dowdy

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Marysdottir

This version of the old fashioned recipe has apples, nuts and raisins together with spices, brown sugar and molasses under a very rich pastry crust. The other recipe on Zaar seems to top the apples with a cake-like topper but this is wonderful too. From the March 1981 Bon Appetit magazine.

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  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF and butter a 2" deep 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
  2. Combine sugar, flour and spices in large bowl.
  3. Add molasses and stir to form a paste.
  4. Add apples, raisins and nuts and stir well.
  5. Pack into baking dish.
  6. Roll enough pastry 1/8 inch thick to cover apples.
  7. Drape pastry over fruit. Trim pastry leaving 1/2 inch overlap to tuck into dish.
  8. Bake until crust is golden brown about 35-40 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle top lightly with sugar. Serve hot.

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