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Elderberry Pandowdy

Elderberry Pandowdy
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Yield: 6 to 8 servings

There’s actually nothing dowdy about this dish. It’s one of the very best.

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  • 3 cups elderberries
  • 1/2 cup molasses or brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


Preheat oven to 400°F.
Grease a 1-1/2 to 2-quart baking dish. Combine all filling ingredients in saucepan and cook, stirring over moderate heat for 10 minutes. Pour into baking dish.



  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup shortening, melted


Sift together dry ingredients. Combine egg, milk, and shortening and stir gently into flour mixture. Spoon over hot elderberries. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, until top is brown and crusty. Serve hot with cold cream.
Updated Thursday, May 26th, 2011

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