Apple pandowdy is a bit like an apple pie but with fluffy cake on top. When I was growing up, we had an apple tree in the back yard. The apples were too tart to eat raw, but they were delicious in baked desserts. This is the first one I ever made on my own. You can substitute molasses for brown sugar like I normally do, and I use vanilla paste instead of vanilla extract. You can also omit the bourbon, if desired.