Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Shoofly Pie and Apple Pandowdy...

Make your eyes light up, and your tummy say, "Howdy!"

(I'm inebriated and listening to Etta James. Sue me.)

Shoo Fly Pie

This looks quite gross going into the oven, and it can be too sweet for some...but it's good with french vanilla ice cream!

You will need:

1 unbaked 9" pie crust
Crumb Topping:
1 C flour
1/2 C light brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/3 C butter
Liquid Bottom:
1 C boiling water
1/2 C light molasses
1/2 C dark corn syrup
1 tsp. baking soda
1 egg, beaten

(Serves eight or so.)

Preheat oven to 325 F.

Mix the crumb topping ingredients together with a pastry blender until well mixed and mixture resemble fine crumbs. Set aside.

Mix molasses and corn syrup, add boiling water and stir to mix.

Add baking soda and beaten egg and mix well.

Spoon into an unbaked piecrust. Spoon the crumb topping mixture over the top.

Place pie on a foiled covered baking sheet (trust me, if the damn pie shell overflows you don’t want burning sugar syrup all over your oven) and bake for about 40 minutes or until pie is medium set and dark brown. Serve warm or chilled.

Apple Pandowdy

You will need:

For the topping,
1 ¼ C butter
2/3 C sugar
1 egg

1 C milk
2 ½ C flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
4 C peeled, sliced apples
1/3 C brown sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
whipped cream or ice cream for garnish

Serves 8

Combine flour, baking powder and salt, set aside. Preheat oven to 350 F.

Butter a 9" square baking dish. Place sliced apples in buttered baking dish and sprinkle with a mixture of brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Mix in egg. Add flour mixture, alternating with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture to make a stiff batter. Spread batter evenly over apples and bake for about 50 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for at least ten minutes before serving. You can serve it right out of the pan, or invert it onto a serving plate like an upside-down cake, warm or at room temperature. Top with whipped cream or ice cream.


Ms. M said...

Damn! Just when I'm working my ass off on Weight Watchers to lose a shitload of weight!!! ARRRGH!!!!

R2K said...

Great idea : )