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Amish Apple Schnitz Pie Recipe

Apple Schnitz pie is made of cooked dried apples and spices. It is a traditional Lancaster County church pie recipe.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
soaking apples 4 hrs
Total Time 5 hrs 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Amish
Servings 6 people
Calories 310 kcal


  • 2 - 3 c. dried tart apples
  • 1 1/2 - 2 c. warm water
  • scant 2/3 c. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • pastry for 2 (8 inches) pie crusts


  • Soak dried apples in 1 1/2 c. warm water for several hours or overnight.
  • Cook apples in the water they were soaked in.
  • Preheat oven to 425°.
  • When the apples are soft rub them through a colander, or chop in your blender or food chopper until smooth.
  • Add sugar and spices. Mix.
  • Put mixture into an 8" unbaked pie shell. Moisten the edges with cold water.
  • Poke several holes into your second crust. Cover pie with top crust. Seal edges by lightly pressing together and crimp.
  • For beautiful browning, brush the top with cream or beaten egg yolk and sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  • Bake at 425° for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350° and continue baking for another 30 - 35 minutes.
  • Yield: 1 pie (8 inch)


Serving: 1sliceSodium: 122mgCalcium: 25mgVitamin C: 9mgVitamin A: 108IUSugar: 40gFiber: 6gPotassium: 243mgCalories: 310kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 2gFat: 8gProtein: 2gCarbohydrates: 61gIron: 1mg
Keyword Amish pie recipe, Apple Schnitz Pie, Schnitz pie recipe Amish
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