Amish Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes
Egg Yolk Pie Crust: Amish cooks are generally legendary for their homemade pie crusts. Traditionally, lard-infused flaky pie crust have carried the day. But there are also popular pat-a-pan pie crusts and "never fail" pie crusts. This is a very old variation on the homemade pie crust and you don't see this a ton anymore in Amish kitchens, so I was thrilled to see it. It is a very simple recipe, so if pie crusts have given you difficulty over the years try this one!
Vanilla Crumb Pie: I can't sing the praises of this pie enough. If you are wanting something different for your Thanksgiving table, this pie is a cant miss. I love it. Click here.
Butterscotch Pie: This is another pie that is underrated and more than deserves a coveted spot on your Thanksgiving table. Click here for the recipe.
Amish Thanksgiving Vegetable Options
Amish Peas: These peas that I ate at an Amish benefit supper are among the best I have ever tasted. The secret? Here’s what I think: An Amish woman named Betty Schrock was the one who prepared the peas that you see in the photo here and she was nice enough to take a few minutes to share her secret. She said the key is to cook the fresh peas in a saucepan on low (add 1 /2 cup water for each pound of peas) just until they boil. Then add sugar, salt, and pepper. She didn’t say how much of each, so you are going to have to play with the proportions, but I have a feeling the sugar is the key to these peas amazing taste. Click here for the recipe.
Thanksgiving Additional Side Items
Gloria's Grandmother's Stuffing: This is a recipe that comes from an old Amish tradition, here is how Gloria describes it:
If you plan to make dressing over the holidays you’ll be sure to want my Grandma’s recipe. She generally just dumps the ingredients together until she has the right consistency and flavor. After quizzing her I got a recipe on paper that should taste just like hers.
Ahh, those recipes without a recipe are the best. But nice that Gloria was able to get it on paper for us. Click here.
Amish Coleslaw: If you are a coleslaw fan, and I am not really, this may be the recipe for you. Here is a little bit about it: cool, creamy slaw is a staple in most Amish cook's summer food arsenal. There are as many variations on slaw as there is in Amish communities. An Amish man in Virginia was using his muscle to grind and shred thick heads of cabbage into what would eventually be made into slaw. Click here for the recipe.
Cranberry Jello Salad: Okay, for those of you who must have cranberries....check this out!
Amish Honey-Glazed Carrots: These are carrots that taste like melt-in-your-mouth morsels.