Nana’s Apple Pan Doudy

Okay, okay this is probably more appropriate for Fall, but I really don’t think it matters anymore. I wanted to make another Nana recipe and this was the other one she gave me. This is “Apple Pan Doudy”, the original is baked in a large loaf pan, but I wanted to put a Jamie twist on it and make them mini. I was reading the recipe card Nana gave me and realized she forgot to add the sugar & eggs, so I called her by phone and she step by step took me through this recipe, which was actually more fun! She read me the correct recipe and I wrote it all down for you! So, I like to eat mine with butter and drizzled honey on top, but if you ask my dad- his way is warmed up with vanilla bean ice cream and whipped cream ( I will def be trying that with the rest of them!) I hope you enjoy them, they are oh so comforting!


  • Melted margarine or cooking spray to coat the baking tray.
  • 2-3 peeled apples (chopped if mini loaves, sliced if large loaf)
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon


  1. In a small loaf pan ( or large loaf pan ), coat it with melted margarine or cooking spray.
  2. Peel 2-3 apples ( I used 2 for the mini loaf tray) and chop up in 1/2 inch pieces or slice if making a large loaf.
  3. Fill 1/4-1/2 of the loaf trays with the apples and sprinkle some sugar over them ( as Nana says, to get the juices to awaken)
  4. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar. Add the vanilla, flour, baking powder and cinnamon.
  5. Pour the batter over the apples and fill to almost the top. Tap the pan down so that the batter goes to the bottom of the tray.
  6. Bake on 350 for 25-30 minutes, if mini or 45 minutes if large pan. Watch closely until they are browned and cool for a few minutes.

Serve hot with butter and a drizzle of honey, or my dad’s way- warmed with vanilla bean ice cream and whipped cream. Enjoy!

Let me know if you make this recipe, it’s so yummy and warming for the soul, especially on a rainy day. Tag me on instagram if you make these, I would love to see how you decide to serve them! Happy baking!

xo Jamie

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