Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine

Apple Dumplings

A very common recipe among the Pennsylvania Dutch, it is often eaten as a breakfast item, but they are also a very common dessert item after meals. It’s also popular to eat them with ice cream or in milk.

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Borscht is a soup of Ukrainian origin that is popular in many Eastern and Central European countries. In most of these countries, it is made with beetroot as the main ingredient, giving it a deep reddish-purple colour.

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Pennsylvania Dutch Cuisine

Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine is the typical and traditional fare of the Pennsylvania Dutch.

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Pickled Eggs

Pickled eggs have since become a favourite among many as a snack or hors d’œuvre popular in pubs, bars and taverns, and around the world in places where beer is served.

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Pickled Eggs and Beetroot

A Pennsylvania Dutch recipe consisting of pickled eggs with beetroot and onion rings. These eggs should be allowed to sit for 48 hours or more for maximum flavour. Serve as a salad or side dish.

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For those who are not familiar with scrapple, which is also known by the Pennsylvania Dutch name “pon haus“, it is traditionally a mush of pork scraps and trimmings combined with polenta (cornmeal), wheat flour and spices. (The spices may include, but are not limited to: sage, thyme, savory and black pepper.) The mush is then formed into a semi-solid loaf, sliced and pan-fried.

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Shoofly Pie

The shoofly pie’s origins may come from the treacle tart with the primary difference being the use of molasses rather than golden syrup.

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