Sunday, July 24, 2011

Amish Shoe String Apple Pie

This is by far one of the easiest and yet tastiest pies I have ever had. This has been a family favorite for generations. This recipe is from my Amish Grandmother, Goldie Miller of Indiana. It is unlike any other apple pie recipe because first, the apples are shredded ("shoe strings") and second, it does not use the traditional apple pie "filling". While many of my family members love this pie served warm and topped with ice cream, I prefer to eat it cold the next morning for breakfast! I hope you give it a try! My kids will eat this pie before any other.

2 1/2 C sugar
2 Tbsp flour
3 eggs, beaten
1/4 C water
pinch of salt
4 C Shredded Apples (about 4-5 medium apples)
cinnamon for garnish
2 unbaked pie shells

Mix all ingredients well and pour evenly into pie crusts. Sprinkle tops with cinnamon. Bake @ 325 for 50-60 minutes or until set.

* Because this pie bakes for so long, I like to use my Pampered Chef Pie Shields until the last 10 minutes of baking.


  1. I'm definitely going to have to do this! it looks so simple! I love it warm or cold, and having it for breakfast is great!

  2. oh yum! My other favorite...we have had this several times at an Amish place we go for Christmas Dinners with our S.S. class

  3. thanks for the comment on my blog.
    I didn't know how to respond to you personally, but too funny! I am in northern IN myself...about 45 minutes from the LARGE Amish area & about 30 from the smaller area!


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