Apple Pandowdy
The Not-So-Stylish cousin to the Apple Pie.
Pie Crust
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons vodka, iced
  • 1-3 tablespoons water, iced
Apple Filling
  • 7 medium apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • nutmeg, to taste
  • ¼ cup butter
  1. Preheat oven to 450°.
Pie Crust
  1. In a large bowl, gradually cut the shortening into the flour and salt with a pastry cutter until it resembles coarse corn meal.
  2. In a small bowl, beat 1 egg with a fork then pour into flour mixture.
  3. Add iced vodka (minus the ice) and water as needed into the flour mixture. Stir gently until all of the ingredients are incorporated.
  4. Separate the dough into two balls and place each ball in a freezer bag. Use a rolling pin to slightly flatten. Seal the bags and place in the freezer for approximately 20 minutes.
  5. Place the slightly frozen dough on a floured surface. Sprinkle the dough with a little more flour and roll until it's about a ¼" think.
  6. Cut dough into desired shapes..
  7. In a small bowl, beat one egg with a fork and brush the dough with the egg. *This will keep your filling from saturating the dough and making it soggy.
Apple Filling
  1. In a small bowl, mix together, sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the apples with lemon juice, then add the sugar mixture and coat the apples.
  3. Pour the apple mixture into a grease 9x13 pan.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes.
  5. Let rest for 20 minutes. before slicing.
Simple Recipe:
1 pkg ready-made pie crust
2 cans apple pie filling
Recipe by Fluster Buster at