Basic information

Name: Schnitz un gnepp

Yield: 6

Categories meats



 4 tsp
 Baking 3 tablespoons
 2 c
 Flour 1 egg
 2 Tbs
 Brown sugar
 1/4 tsp
 Pepper milk
 1 tsp
 Thick slice of ham, 2 to 3 lbs.
 (precooked or boiled until tender)
 Country dried apples or
 Unsweetened pie-sliced apples
 Powder melted butter


Apples and buttons, this best-known of all Pennsylvania Dutch dishes
is called. Truly a meal in itself, it contains proteins, starch and carbohydrates in a giant slab of ham surrounded by raised dumplings and stewed apples.

To prepare, add apples and their liquid to ham and boil for one hour.
If dried apples are used, they should be soaked overnight first. Add brown sugar. Prepare dumplings by sifting together flour, baking powder, salt and pepper. Stir in well-beaten egg, butter and enough milk to make a stiff but moist batter. Drop batter by large spoonfuls into main dish, cover tightly and steam for about 20 minutes. Frozen oven-ready yeast biscuits may be substituted for the dumpling batter.