Apple Prune Dowdy Recipe

Apple Prune Dowdy

12 ounces (about 2 cups) pitted prunes, halved
2 cups sliced apples
1 cup orange juice
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup milk

In 1 1/2 quart shallow baking dish layer prunes and apples; pour juice over and sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon. Cover and bake in oven at 350 degrees F about 30 minutes until apples are tender.

Meanwhile, in mixing bowl cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg, flour, baking powder, peel and salt. Stir in milk to blend thoroughly.

Spread evenly over fruit and continue to bake, uncovered, about 30 minutes until top is lightly browned.

Break up top before serving and top with cream or vanilla ice cream.
Makes six to eight servings.

Prunes? I do like prunes, actually, but I don't know about this recipe. I've never really had them in a recipe before. Just plain.

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