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Schnitz Un Knepp (Apples and Dumplings) III

Makes 4 servings.

IngredientsPennsylvania Dutch Cooking from AlansKitchen.com

  • 2 - cups dried sweet apples
  • 2 - quarts water
  • 1 to 1-1/2 - pounds smoked pork
  • 2 - Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 - teaspoon salt

Knepp (dumplings)

  • 1 - cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 - teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 - teaspoon salt
  • 1 - egg, beaten
  • 1/4 - cup water, cold

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, add the dried apples and cover with 1-quart water.  Soak overnight. 

  2. In a large pot, add the pork and cover with 1 quart water and cook 1 hour and 30 minutes or until tender.  Add in the soaked apples, with the water. 

  3. Simmer together until apples are soft.  Add the sugar and salt.

  4. To make the Knepp (dumplings), in a mixing bowl sift in the flour, baking powder, and salt.  Mix in the egg and slowly add enough water to make a stiff batter. 

  5. With a tablespoon, drop in the dumplings into the boiling apple-pork.  Cover and let boil for 10 minutes.

  6. Serve on a hot platter, placing the ham in the center, the Schnitz (apples) circling the ham, and the Knepp (dumplings) around the edges.

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Pennsylvania Dutch are a people of various religious affiliations, most of them Lutheran or Reformed, but many Anabaptists, non-Christian, and non-religious as well.

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