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n. pl. pan·dow·dies
Sliced fruit baked with sugar and spices in a deep dish, with a thick top crust.

[Perhaps from obsolete dialectal pandoulde, custard : pan + dialectal dowl, to mix dough in a hurry (probably variant of dough).]


n, pl -dies
(Cookery) US a deep-dish pie made from fruit, esp apples, with a cake topping: apple pandowdy.
[C19: of unknown origin]

ap′ple pandow′dy

a baked deep-dish dessert of sliced apples topped with a biscuit crust.
[1820–30, Amer.]
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Noun1.pandowdy - deep-dish apple dessert covered with a rich crust
pastry - any of various baked foods made of dough or batter
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This time period saw the introduction and growing prevalence of pies, johnnycakes, pandowdies, steamed pudding, Indian puddings, and biscuits (Meyer, p.
It is one of a long line of traditional American fruit desserts, a sort of cousin to various grunts, slumps, cobblers, and pandowdies.