Serves: 4 | Serving Size: 3/4 cup
3 cups blueberries
1/2 cup grape juice
1/2 tablespoons corn starch
3 low-fat cereal bars
Combine blueberries, grape juice, and corn starch in a glass baking dish. Stir well.
Crumble low-fat cereal bars into chunks and sprinkle them over the top of the blueberry mixture.
Cover the dish and microwave on high until bubbly. This should take about 10 minutes, though it will be closer to 15 if you use frozen berries. Serve hot.
This dessert is extra delicious with a small dollop of whipped cream.
You can also bake the pandowdy at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. If you sub in frozen blueberries, the pandowdy will take about 35 minutes to bake.
Did You Know?
The pandowdy is a great American dessert from the 1800s. There is some question as to its exact origins, but the basic idea behind its creation is that a pie is given a rather “dowdy” look by being sprinkled with pieces of crust, rather than covered completely by a whole piece of pie crust.
Some juices have more added sugar than juice! Be sure to pick out a 100% fruit juice to use in this recipe.
Corn starch helps the ingredients meld into a tasty filling.
Stephanie Ronco has been editing for Food and Health Communications since 2011. She graduated from Colorado College magna cum laude with distinction in Comparative Literature. She was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 2008.