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.
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!!!! 😀