One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounPlural pandowdiesNorth American
A kind of spiced apple pudding baked in a deep dish.mass noun ‘spoon bread and apple pandowdy’count noun ‘an apple pandowdy’
- ‘Lightly sweetened peaches peek through the top crust in this adorable pandowdy.’
- ‘Weil's recipes for unfussy summer desserts like easy blackberry cobbler, juicy peach pandowdy, and warm blueberry grunt leave no excuse for not taking advantage of summer fruit at its peak.’
- ‘Grunts are cousins of all kinds of other fruit desserts with CRAZY names: cobblers, crisps, betties, clafoutis, pandowdies, buckles.’
- ‘Apple Pandowdy is one of a family of simple desserts, known in different parts of the world as cobblers, duffs, grunts, slumps and pandowdies.’
- ‘From Canada to Texas, you will find a crisp, a crunch, a grunt, a brown betty, a buckle and even a pandowdy.’
Mid 19th century: of unknown origin.
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