Definition of pandowdy in English:


Line breaks: pan|dowdy
Pronunciation: /panˈdaʊdi

noun (plural pandowdies)

North American
A kind of spiced apple pudding baked in a deep dish: [mass noun]: spoon bread and apple pandowdy [count noun]: an apple pandowdy
More example sentences
  • Grunts are cousins of all kinds of other fruit desserts with CRAZY names: cobblers, crisps, betties, clafoutis, pandowdies, buckles.
  • From Canada to Texas, you will find a crisp, a crunch, a grunt, a brown betty, a buckle and even a 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.


mid 19th century: of unknown origin.

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