We are now into the final week before Christmas, which means all the recipes that are trending are holiday-themed.
🍬 Trending Amish Candy
Amish Cashew Crunch: This is so popular among the Amish this time of year. Some call it "Amish crack." Read more about it here:
I'm not sure how the recipe caught on among the Amish, but it really has. Some even call it "Amish crack," because it is downright addictive. It is good stuff, such a treat. This is some cashew crunch I recently got at an Amish bakery in Highland County, Ohio. Below is an Amish cashew crunch recipe for the stuff that comes from an Amish woman in Tennessee. Yum, give it a try! And bless you! (um...joke...cashew=sneeze sound).
Penny Plate: Pecan Bark For Christmas
This is a great Christmas sweet. Package it in a pretty tin and give it away. But it is so good that you may not want to give it away!
🍲 Trending Amish Christmas Meals
What says "Christmas" more than a delicious ham loaf? Read more here:
Sunday Dinner: Mrs. Stoltzfus's Amish Ham Loaf
By Kevin Williams Loaf meals are popular with Amish cooks. Basically, if you can grind it, pound it, and pulverize it into a loaf, it's appealing why? Well, it's simple, hearty, and a great way to stretch meat out to feed large families. Hence, the popularity of meatloaf. But meatloaf, made of traditional hamburger, isn't
Loaf meals are popular with Amish cooks. Basically, if you can grind it, pound it, and pulverize it into a loaf, it's appealing why? Well, it's simple, hearty, and a great way to stretch meat out to feed large families. Hence, the popularity of meatloaf. But meatloaf, made of traditional hamburger, isn't the only loaf game in town. Ham loaves, turkey loaves, chicken loaf, and even fish loaf all enjoy popularity in Amish homes.
🎄 Trending Miscellaneous Amish Christmas Recipes
Creme Horns: This is an amazing recipe...Read more here: Creme horns spelled "creme" looks more elegant on paper, but maybe they should be spelled "cream horns?" What do you think? Regardless, these are popular confections in Amish bakeries. They are easy to make and popular with customers. They aren't quite as popular in home kitchens because you either have to buy the puff pastry exterior (and they aren't available everywhere) or make it yourself (a bit of a laborious process). I've become quite a cream horn connoisseur (unfortunately for my pants size). The cream horns at the Amish-owned Keim Family Market in Adams County, Ohio are delicious with their sweet, creamy flavor. Click here for the recipe.
Brown Sugar Frosting: If you make any Christmas cakes, you'll want to definitely this super delicious frosting. This is so good. And easy.
White Christmas Pie: This is a legendary pie among the Amish. Read more here: This is a pie that has captured the imagination of many people and has been adopted by some Amish as a family favorite on Christmas Day. You know, food traditions among the Amish are very individualized. If I had all the time and money in the world I'd love to do a "Christmas Day" recipe survey....I'd go door to door in Amish communities and ask people what is on their menu. My guess is that I'd have to knock on 200 doors before I found someone fixing this, but when I did it would be magic in a crust. I don't think it is a very common pie among the Amish, but it is a favorite among some.
Amish Molasses Cookies: Molasses is a favorite way to celebrate the Christmas season in Amish kitchens, whether it be through gingerbread cookies, molasses cookies, or in some pies. Nothing quite says Christmas like the smell of molasses cookies lifting from the oven in an Amish home.
Old-Fashioned Amish Molasses Cookies
A delicious holiday tradition. This cookie has the right amount of molasses, ginger, and cloves to give the palette a swirl of Christmas flavors. You can also dip these in melted white chocolate or spread a lemon frosting on top. Or just enjoy them plain, they are the perfect way to celebrate the Christmas season!