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Amish Creamed Celery Recipe

Creamed Celery is a traditional Amish wedding side dish that is served at many Amish weddings. It is cooked celery sweetened with a creamy sauce.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Amish
Servings 6 people
Calories 83 kcal


  • 1 stalk cut celery about 1 quart
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 c. water
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. white vinegar
  • 1 Tbs. butter
  • 1/2 - 3/4 c. evaporated milk
  • 2 Tbs. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbs. all-purpose flour


  • Cut celery into bite-sized pieces. Combine the first six ingredients in a medium-sized cooking pot. Bring to boil.
    1 stalk cut celery, 1/2 tsp. salt, 3/4 c. water, 2 Tbsp. sugar, 1 1/2 tsp. white vinegar, 1 Tbs. butter
  • Cover and cook celery over medium-low heat until soft. It takes about 40 - 50 minutes.
  • Mix brown sugar and flour, add evaporated milk and mix well. Pour this into the cooked celery mixture.
    1/2 - 3/4 c. evaporated milk, 2 Tbs. brown sugar, 1 Tbs. all-purpose flour
  • Continue cooking and stirring until it just barely comes to a boil. Remove from the heat.


Do not overcook after adding the evaporated milk! Just bring to a very slight boil.
Don't make the mistake I did once and use sweetened condensed milk. Evaporated milk is what you are looking for here.


Serving: 1servingSodium: 205mgCalcium: 59mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 135IUSugar: 11gFiber: 1gPotassium: 84mgCholesterol: 11mgCalories: 83kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 2gFat: 3gProtein: 2gCarbohydrates: 12gIron: 1mg
Keyword Amish creamed celery recipe, Creamed celery
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