Pandowdies (you've got to love the name) belong to the family of Colonial American dough-topped fruit desserts that includes cobblers, betties, crisps, grunts, slumps and buckles. Kansas City pastry chef Megan Garrelts tops her blueberry-nectarine version with sugar coookie dough. Cutting rectangles from a slice-and-bake log makes the soft dough easy to work with. Here, a step-by-step guide to her easy fruit pandowdy.

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