Schnitz Un Knepp (Apples and Dumplings) III
- 2 - cups dried sweet apples
- 2 - quarts water
- 1 to 1-1/2 - pounds smoked pork
- 2 - Tablespoons sugar
- 1 - teaspoon salt
1 - cup all-purpose flour, sifted
1 - teaspoon baking powder
1/4 - teaspoon salt
1 - egg, beaten
1/4 - cup water, cold
In a large bowl, add the dried apples and cover with 1-quart
water. Soak overnight.
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.
Simmer together until apples are
soft. Add the sugar and salt.
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.
With a tablespoon, drop in the
dumplings into the boiling apple-pork. Cover and let boil for 10
Serve on a hot platter, placing the ham in the center, the
Schnitz (apples) circling the ham, and the Knepp (dumplings) around
Dutch Did You Know?
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.