Friday, July 22, 2005

Amish Peach Crumb Pie

The Amish are an incredibly simple, yet complex people. The family unit is forever binding with them. Those of you who are reading this blog and have had them as neighbors or have dealt with them on a personal level for any amount of time, know what I mean. They are generous, very introverted, yet will share whatever they have with a friend - either Amish or English (non Amish) The following recipe was given to me by one of the Amish families here in MO. Pie is always an appropriate dessert with just about any meal. Served with a few scoops of your favorite ice cream or sherbert, you can't go wrong. We had this pie a year ago at an Amish wedding reception I attended. It was a small reception; only 350 people - all but three were Amish. They sure know how to cook and bake. Their recipes are simple, yet lavish in taste.

Filling Ingredients

4 cups peaches, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 tablespoons tapioca powder

1 (9-inch) unbaked pie shell

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.Mix together gently, peaches, sugar, salt and tapioca. Let blend for 5 minutes before spooning into pie shell.

Crumb Ingredients

2 1/2 tablespoons butter or margarine; melted
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup brown sugar
Mix ingredients well and sprinkle over pie shell. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes.

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