Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Traditional Amish Apple Streusel Pie

Traditional Amish Apple Streusel Pie



Ingredients:
    Apple Streusel Pie
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus 5 tablespoon flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, cold
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 4 large apples, McIntosh or Granny Smith (4 cups)
  • 1 unbaked 10 inch pie shell
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
     
Instructions:
amish bakers 1. Mix together 1/3 cup sugar, brown sugar, 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoon flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.

2. Add the butter and process until the mixture is crumbly; it should still have a dry look to it -- don't over process. Add the nuts then set aside.

3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

4. Peel, core and thinly slice apples; there should be 4 cups. Place apples in the pie shell.

5. In a small bowl, mix the remaining sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Beat the egg in a medium bowl, and add the cream and vanilla.

6. Add the sugar mixture to the egg mixture and blend. Pour over the apples.

7. Bake for 1 hour in the lower one-third of the oven. After 20 minutes, sprinkle the sugar and nut mixture over the top and continue baking approximately 40 minutes longer, or until the top puffs and is golden brown.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Amish Fry Pies Recipe

 Whether you are at the Haiti Auction in Mt. Hope, Ohio, the Berlin Harvest Festival, or any other event where the Amish have booths, you will find fried pies.



Recipe for Amish Fry Pies:

Pie Dough:
2 C. white pastry flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 T. sugar
6 T. butter
1/3 C. milk
1 egg yolk

Filling:
2 cups pie filling of choice

Icing:
2 T. warm water
1 T. corn syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
Powdered sugar until thickened to flowing consistency

Mix flour, salt, baking powder, sugar, and butter with pastry cutter until slightly lumpy.  Beat egg yolk with milk and add to the flour mixture.  Stir with fork and pat into a ball.  Knead as little as possible.  Form into 8-9 small balls.  Roll out between two pieces of thick plastic.  Fill with 1/4 cup pie filling. Fold over and press edges with tines of a fork.  Moisten edges with egg whites before sealing.  Deep fry at 375 degrees for two minutes, then glaze.

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