Friday’s Fare: Typical Amish Meal & Snitz Pie

What is it like to sit down at a dinner table with a family of Amish people? Well, for starters, you’ll hear a lot of noise. Bowls being passed, utensil scraping their plates, and chatter…especially if it is during the fellowship meal after worship. 

But what do they serve?

A typical Amish meal is no different than what my parents would serve to us as children. However, my father was born and raised Mennonite, a good ole Dutch boy (as my mom calls him). So it’s hard to know if other families eat the same way…

  • Applesauce: a staple on the table.
  • Plate full of sliced bread (usually home baked that day)
  • Potatoes…mashed in our homes or simply boiled in an Amish home
  • Fried chicken, ham steak, or plain meatballs
  • Cubed cheese
  • Cole slaw, fresh green beans, corn, or some other fresh vegetable

And don’t forget dessert!!!!!!! 😀  There is always dessert. This one happens to be one of my favorites. The last time I attended church, the hosting family gave me one to take home! It was devoured at home. I’ll try to make one this weekend using this recipe which I found on the Internet. 


2 cups dried apples (snitz) *tart apples are better
1 1/2  cups warm water
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground cloves

Soak apples in water overnight and then cook apples (use the same water).
Mash the apples before adding the sugar, cinnamon and cloves
Pour mixture into an unbaked pie shell. 
Cover with second crust and seal edges. Be certain to cut slits in the top crust.
Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes.  
Reduce heat and bake at 350 degrees for 35 more minutes.


5 thoughts on “Friday’s Fare: Typical Amish Meal & Snitz Pie

  1. We had dinner with an Amish family when visiting friends in Paradise PA. It was the most wonderful experience and the food was brilliant. My 13 year old son was very sceptical about going but he said it was the best meal ever. A wonderful experience.

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