Amish Acres Threshers Dinner in Nappanee, Indiana is like taking a break from the harvest season while sitting outside under a big oak tree, passing around platters piled high–but without the harvest or sitting outside.
It’s bowl after basket after plate of food. The sides and entrees are simply delicious.
Threshers Dinner at Amish Acres
What’s on the menu for the Amish Acres Threshers Dinner?
The menu at Amish Acres hasn’t changed for fifty years. You can expect to dine on:
Your Choice of Two Entrees:
Broasted Country Chicken
Honey-Baked Hickory-Smoked Ham*
Festive Roast Turkey or
Tender Roast Beef *
These Side Items:
Iron Kettle of Thick Ham and Bean Soup
Basket of Freshly Baked Hearth Bread *
Apple Butter *
Last of the Garden Relish *
Sweet & Sour Cabbage Slaw
Green Beans with Side Meat
Beef & Egg Noodles *
Mashed Potatoes & Giblet Gravy
Sage Dressing *
Choose One Dessert (including seasonal desserts):
Pecan Pie Chocolate Cream Pie
Cherry Pie Coconut Cream Pie
Pumpkin Pecan Pie Old Fashioned Cream Pie
Peanut Butter Cream Pie
See the asterisks? Those denote items that have been locally sourced. These foods are also available for sale in the area you will pass through before heading in to dinner. The meal comes with a beverage and a slice of pie.
Dessert at Amish Acres
After a great Old Order Amish style dinner, we came to the best part of the whole evening. For those that are new to little Indiana, that would be the part where we get to pick out our dessert. Oh, the choices.
Our server brought around a giant tray of pies. It was a plethora of pies. I chose the Coconut Cream (and choose well) while my husband, Jeremy, went for Pecan Pie. We should have chosen the Shoo-fly Pie! It’s an Amish thing.
If you want a lighter lunch, you can opt for “Lunch on the Farm” served Monday – Saturday 11 AM – 2 PM.
Amish Acres Shoofly Pie Recipe
Shoofly pie is a favorite Amish dessert. Where did the name Shoofly Pie come from? It’s called Shoofly pie because, as the story goes, that when the pie was completed and cooling on the windowsill with the fruit pies, it was always the sweetest.
You see where this is going, right? It was the pie that flies would hover near and would have to be shooed away. Hence the name “shoofly.”
Here’s a hint–don’t pass on the pie. If you are stuffed (like we were) ask for a “to go” container for your slice of pie before heading out of this great Nappanee, Indiana attraction.
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