Apple Pandemic

Back before Thanksgiving, I stumbled on a recipe for something called an Apple Pandowdy and I decided to make it for the feast (limited group, well within our bubble). It was incredibly easy to make. The hard part was finding dried apples and puff pastry.

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      I used to be able to find dried apples and other dehydrated fruits in bulk at most of the stores around. I finally found little containers of them at about the fifth store I checked. Same with the puff pastry. Where they used to be easy to find, I had to search them out before finding some. I am lazy, as I think I have mentioned, I am not going make puff pastry from scratch or dehydrate my apples on my own. I might do either sometime, but not for an experimental dish. It is fortunate that we live in a time and a place where most things can be bought from someone who makes them better and where most store-bought things like these are mostly good.
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      The picture attached shows the results. It was tasty. I&#8217;ll be making another for Christmas. The recipe is from <a href="https://thetakeout.com/apple-pandowdy-recipe-with-applejack-whiskey-1845512176" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener" data-type="URL" data-id="https://thetakeout.com/apple-pandowdy-recipe-with-applejack-whiskey-1845512176">The Takeout</a>. I followed it as written except I substituted Maker&#8217;s Mark for the Applejack because I did not have any and forgot to go looking sooner.
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      We are calling it Apple Pandemic partly for the obvious reason and partly because my wife stumbled over the name once and said &#8216;pandemic&#8217; instead of &#8216;pandowdy&#8217;. It stuck.
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