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Apple Pandowdy

Apple Pandowdy is a light cake with a layer of spiced apples in the middle. You can find the recipe in Ecological Cooking by Jo Stepaniak. Rob loves Apple Pandowdy and it’s one of his favorites. At Rob’s previous job, one of the former co-owners of the company absolutely loved Apple Pandowdy. He had to watch his cholesterol level so he really enjoyed the vegan treats I sent in. A few years ago, he hired me to do some temporary office work and I made an ApplePandowdy for him as a thank you. He was thrilled and didn’t share it with the office. He took it home and he and his wife really enjoyed it.

Apple Pandowdy

I was really disappointed this weekend when I went to the apple orchard. Unfortunately, the orchard had a bad snow apple season. They said the snow apples were smaller and they only got about 3 bushels worth. The worst part is people already ORDERED snow apples so there weren’t any for sale unless you had ordered it. I had no idea you could even order the snow apples. Last year, they must have had a bumper crop of them because I was able to buy “pickouts” of snow apples.

All year my grandma and I have been talking about much we’re looking forward to snow apples. It’s such a bummer we won’t get to have any this year. They are just wonderful apples and they literally are white as snow inside. My grandma remembers them from her childhood! Next year, I am definitely going to put my name on the list for snow apples. If anyone sees snow apples, definitely try them!!! I had to settle for Northern Spy apples instead, which is what I used in the pandowdy.

Bazu, I hope you can find some snow apples. If not, I’ll send you some next year. I’m getting my name on that list!!!! 😀

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  • Aurora's Mom October 10, 2006, 8:32 am

    I’ve never heard of Snow Apples. I wonder if they call them something else in Canada or …?

    Your post reminded me of that song…my son used to sing it:

    “Shoofly pie and Apple Pandowdy
    Makes your eyes light up and your tummy say “Howdy!”

    BTW, looks really tasty ; )

  • johanna3 October 10, 2006, 8:38 am

    that cakes looks amazing,bad luck mine i dont have the book:(

    soory to hear you can have your apples this year, sound like a great apples!

  • johanna3 October 10, 2006, 8:39 am

    sorryto hear that you cant have the apples (i write it incorrect in the past post, sorry lol)

  • vegandiva October 10, 2006, 8:57 am

    Aurora’s Mom, I’m not sure if they go by another name or not. I think they might be considered an heirloom variety. I did find this LINK that says snow apples were introduced to the US via Canada in 1739! So it sounds like Canada had them first!!! Rob is going to love that quote from that song. His eyes really do light up when he sees pandowdy! LOL

    Johanna, I knew what you meant 😀 I always seem to make typos when I’m leaving comments.

  • rachel October 10, 2006, 10:13 am

    snow apples? i am intrigued. I love a good pandowdy!

  • Bazu October 10, 2006, 11:08 am

    Emmy, I’m so sorry to hear that you weren’t able to get snow apples! This weekend, I went back to a couple of apple orchards, and none had snow apples. I’m going to ask if they know of any local orchards that grow them next time. I’m obsessed! If I find them, I’ll have to send you some!
    That pawdaddy looks scrumptious- time for another round of apple baking!

  • Nikki October 10, 2006, 11:13 am

    I’ve never had pandowdy, but it looks incredible! 🙂

    Sorry to hear about the snow apples…I’ve never even heard of them before.

  • bazu October 10, 2006, 12:09 pm

    Wow, I just realized I called your pandowdy a “pawdaddy”- what a typo! I’m sorry, I don’t know where that came from. =) Btw, I can’t wait to see your anniversary post.

  • aTxVegn October 10, 2006, 12:45 pm

    I LOVE apples, but I’ve never heard of a snow apple. I don’t think we get very many varieties of apples in Texas. The pandowdy looks really really awesome – a definite “must try”!

  • vicki October 10, 2006, 5:34 pm

    pandowdy looks dandy! the snow apples sound delicious & is a new one for me — sorry it worked out that way…

  • K October 11, 2006, 2:25 am

    Emmy, you star you, making vegan treats for others like that. What a big heart you have! Nice that you made the Apple Pandowdy again as a thank you as well. Super sweet! If i see any snow apples, i’ll get your address and send them to you… for you and your sweet grandma! Disappointment for now, but maybe there will be a way, Emmy! Keep the positive outlook… you never know!