Many of Christmas Shop items are handmade by local artists. However, they are not made by Amish. According to Christmas Shop employee, Barb Keiser, the Amish that make handicrafts sell them from their homes instead of through merchants.
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This is one of my favorite recipes. Perfect for special holidays, it looks and tastes wonderful. It is easy to make too.
I have also included my pie crust recipe.
Amish Sour Cream Apple Pie with Brown Sugar Topping
2/3 cup sugar
2 tblsp. flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla
Stir in 3 cups of apples. If apples are not tart add 1 1/2 tsp. lemon juice to apples before adding them to the sour cream mixture.
Put filling into unbaked pie and bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.
Remove pie from oven and sprinkle with Brown Sugar Crumb topping. Bake for an additional 20 more minutes.
BROWN SUGAR CRUMB TOPPING
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/4 cup butter (room temperature)
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Mix together all ingredients until they become course and crumbly.
COOL PIE FOR AN HOUR BEFORE SERVING.
PERFECT PIE CRUST
2 cups all-purpose flour (I use Gold Meadow)
1 tsp salt
Cut in with fork :
2/3 cup chilled lard or shortening (I use Crisco)
2 tbsp. chilled butter
Sprinkle dough with:
4 tbsp. water
Blend the water lightly into the dough. You may lift the ingredients with a fork, allowing the moisture to hold the ingredients together. You may add up to 1 more tablespoon of water if needed.
Gather the dough up into two balls. Chill until ready to roll out.
STILL LOOKING FOR APPLE RECIPES? The Rocky Road of Love has an Apple Cake said to be so rich, moist and full of tangy apples you can have it for breakfast, the next day: http://rockyroadoflove.wordpress.com/2007/09/28/fresh-apple-cake/#comment-939
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