APPLE PANDOWDY (1795–1805, Americanism; perh. var. of obs. dial. [Somerset] pandoulde custard)
a deep-dish apple pie or cobbler, usually sweetened with molasses
It's true. Due to my penchant for bizarre word associations, all this pandemic talk is making me hungry.
Actually, it gets even weirder when you consider that 1. I've never had anything served under the name of pandowdy and 2. I don't even know how I learned the word. Might have been in a nursery rhyme I heard as a child. Or maybe I'm confusing it with someone named Pam whom others called dowdy (or perhaps doughty. Either way, she sounded delicious).