Winter fruit pandowdy

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Peeled sliced Granny Smith apple, (3/4 pound)
2 cups Peeled sliced ripe pear, (1 pound)
3 tablespoons Fresh lemon juice
⅓ cup Dried cranberries
¼ cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon Ground nutmeg
Vegetable cooking spray
1 cup Pear nectar
¾ cup All-purpose flour
⅛ teaspoon Salt
2½ tablespoon Vegetable shortening
8 teaspoons Ice water
¼ teaspoon Fresh lemon juice
1½ teaspoon Skim milk
1 tablespoon Sugar
¼ teaspoon Ground cinnamon

Combine first 3 ingredients in a bowl; toss well. Combine cranberries and next 3 ingredients; stir well. Add to apple mixture, and toss well.

Place fruit mixture in an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Pour pear nectar over fruit mixture.

Combine flour and salt in a bowl. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal.

Combine ice water and ¼ teaspoon fresh lemon juice. Sprinkle ice water mixture, 1 tablespoon at a time, over surface of flour mixture, and toss with a fork until dry ingredients are moistened. Gently press dough into a 4-inch square on heavy-duty plastic wrap, and cover with additional plastic wrap.

Roll the dough, still covered, into an 8-¼-inch square. Place dough in freezer 5 minutes or until plastic wrap can be easily removed.

Remove plastic wrap; place dough on top of fruit mixture. Cut slits in top to allow steam to escape. Brush dough with milk. Combine the remaining ingredients, and sprinkle over dough.

Bake at 400 deg for 30 minutes; remove from oven. Score pastry into 1-inch squares, using a sharp knife; gently press pastry into fruit mixture with a spatula, allowing juices to moisten top of pastry.

Bake an additional 20 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly. Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 cup). Per serving: 224 Calories; 6g Fat (23% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 43g Carbohydrate; 3mg Cholesterol; 48mg Sodium Serving Ideas : Serve warm with frozen yogurt.

NOTES : A pandowdy is similar to a cobbler. The difference is that halfway through baking, the crust is scored and pressed into the fruit, a process called "dowdying."

Recipe by: Cooking Light, Nov/Dec 1993, page 146 Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #402 by igor@... on Jan 28, 1997.

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