Historic Mariposa, CA
April 25, 26, 27, 2008

2009 Civil War Dinner

Authentic Apple Pan Dowdy Recipe



1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Chopped Walnuts
1/4 cup Raisins
3 cups Apples -- Sliced
1/4 cup Butter -- Softened
2/3 cup Sugar
1 Egg -- Beaten
4 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 cup Milk
2 1/4 cups Flour


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In bottom of buttered baking dish, sprinkle some brown sugar, nuts, and raisins. Layer in apples brown sugar. Cream butter, add sugar gradually, then add beaten egg. Sift flour, baking powder and salt. Combine creamed mixture, dry ingredients and milk alternately till smooth. Pour batter over apples. Bake 35-40 minutes. Turn over on plate with apple side up. Serve with topping (whipped cream, etc. )




Authentic Shoo Fly Pie Recipe



1/2 cup Baking Molasses
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
3/4 cup Flour
2 tablespoons Butter
1/8 teaspoon Ground Ginger
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Pie pastry (9 inch)
1 Egg Yolk
3/4 cup Boiling Water
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/8 teaspoon Nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon Ground Cloves
1/4 teaspoon Salt

Dissolve soda in boiling water and add to egg and molasses. Set aside. Stir dry ingredients together, mixing well. Cut in shortening until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Pour molasses into pie shell. Sprinkle crumbs evenly over top. Do not stir. Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes then reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake 20 minutes longer. Cool and serve.