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7 Amish Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Table

Post Date: Nov 20, 2017

If you're like me, Thanksgiving is a time for family, food and giving thanks. Many Amish communities also choose to celebrate Thanksgiving the same way by gathering with family and friends for a feast. (I don't think they sit around watching football on TV afterwards, though). 

1. Sweet Potato Casserole

Recipe source: Lovina Eicher (Amish Cook), nwitimes.com

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups cooked and mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Topping: 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup flour, 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup nuts

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2. Amish Dressing

Recipe Souce: Cooking from Quilt Country - Marcia Adams, cdkitchen.com

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 pounds crusty white bread, cut into 1/2" cubes
  • 2 pounds chicken thighs, poached
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, minced
  • 3/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 1/4 cup potatoes, diced
  • 3 teaspoons sage
  • 3 teaspoons celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 5 eggs
  • 12 ounces evaporated milk
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken stock

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3. Amish Broccoli Salad

Recipe Souce: Cooking Life to the Fullest, Jerry & Roni, cookinglifetothefullest.com

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 heads broccoli, chopped
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbs sugar
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/2 pound bacon, fried and crumbled
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

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4. Easy Amish Dinner Rolls

Recipe Souce: Amish365, Kevin, amish365.com

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 packages active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • 1/2 cups softened shortening
  • 2 1/2 tsp salt
  • 5 cups bread flour, plus more as needed

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5. Apple Pie

Recipe Souce: Geniuskitchen.com, Miss Annie

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups diced apples, peeled
  • 1 unbaked 9-inch pie crust
  • Crumb Topping:
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

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6. Banana Sour Cream Bread

Recipe Souce: Tricia Goyer, triciagoyer.com

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 ripe bananas
  • 16 ounces sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup chopped nuts

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7. Amish Peanut Butter

Recipe Souce: Serving Up Southern, Kim, servingupsouthern.com

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups peanut butter plus 2 tablespoons
  • 7 ounces marshmallow creme
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or maple flavoring

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What are your Thanksgiving traditions? Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving food?

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