Amish Cookery

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While we’re learning from the Amish, I thought it would be fun to exchange a recipe. A sweet friend of mine collects cookbooks (thanks, Connie). She was going through her boxes recently and found a very old paper cookbook from Nappanee, Indiana. The following is one of the recipes.

Brown Sugar Pie

Fill unbaked pie shell a little more than half full with a mixture of brown and white sugar. Add 2 tbsp flour and 1/2 tsp salt, mix with fingers. Add enough milk to dissolve sugar, allowing enough room for it to boil up while baking. Dot with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon. Pecans on top are good. Bake at 350 for 30 to 40 minutes.

Anyone brave enough to try it? My goodness! If you do, I suggest a small piece so your blood sugar doesn’t go too high! lol.

So tell me the NAME of your favorite Thanksgiving food. : )


ps-Amy Clipston, Shelley Shepard Gray and I finish our Amish Country Holiday Tour today in Lancaster, PA. Thank you to everyone who has come out on the tour stops and all of you who have followed us here and on facebook.

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12 thoughts on “Amish Cookery

  1. Geri Kelley

    I know it will be sad to see y’all go but then it will be great for y’all to be home…it has been great seeing all the pictures it was like we were there with you thank-you so very much for sharing.Go on home and rest and then y’all have an awesome Thanksgiving!!:)

    Geri Kelley

  2. Sandra Stiles

    I read the recipe and thought, “It can’t be.” I pulled out my great-grandmother’s “Sugar Cream Pie” recipe and realized there were just a few differences. Here is a spin on your recipe.
    Mix in unbaked crust 1 c. sugar (heaping) 3/4 c. flour, pinch of salt, 1 c. cream. Dot with butter sprinkle with nutmeg bake 1 hour at 350 degrees.
    We had this every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas. My mother would bake her sister’s each a pie because they would argue over it. And yes, you only eat a sliver. I think I will try your recipe this year and see how it goes over. Thank you.

  3. wilmajean2Wilma Metcalf

    My grandmother & my mother & then I made a Brown Suger pie & it had a box of brown sugar in it. You can only eat a very small piece of it.
    After the Turkey & dressing I love the sweet potatoes & of course dessert.
    Hurry home & get some rest before Thanksgiving.
    Safe travels.

  4. Janie Freeman

    I never knew another way to eat cranberry sauce, mother-in-law introduced me to this wonderful recipe using cranberries. I make it to go with Thanksgiving dinner ever since. It is soo good!

    Cranberry Apple Relish- 1 bag 12 oz. cranberries- 3 cups
    1 apple-unpeeled, quartered and cored
    1 cup sugar- more or less
    1 navel orange-unpeeled–cut up in chunks
    Finely chop all ingredients in food blender or processor using On/Off turns.
    Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Enjoy!
    From: Inez L.Freeman’s recipes

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