Amish Acres Threshers Dinner in Nappanee, Indiana

Amish Acres Threshers Dinner in Nappanee, Indiana

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

Amish Acres Threshers Dinner in Nappanee, Indiana

Amish Acres Threshers Dinner in Nappanee, Indiana

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 *
Churned Butter
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):

Shoofly Pie
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

Amish Acres Threshers Dinner in Nappanee, Indiana

Amish Acres Threshers Dinner in Nappanee, Indiana

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

Amish Acres Threshers Dinner in Nappanee, Indiana

Amish Acres Threshers Dinner in Nappanee, Indiana

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.”

Amish Acres Shoofly Pie

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 1 Pie

Amish Acres Threshers Dinner in Nappanee, Indiana

Amish Acres Threshers Dinner in Nappanee, Indiana

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 Cup Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Water
  • 1/3 Cup Dark Corn Syrup
  • 1/3 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 Cup Light Molasses
  • 1 Egg, Beaten

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375*.
  2. Mix together Flour and Sugar. Set aside.
  3. Put Water in pan. Mix in Dark Corn Syrup, Molasses, and Maple Syrup. Add Egg.
  4. Sprinkle 1/2 Cup of Flour Mixture into Unbaked Pie Shell.
  5. Cover with Liquid Filling.
  6. Top with the rest of the Flour Mixture.
  7. Bake 375* for 25-30 minutes or until set.
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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.

Small Towns: Destinations, not Drive-Thrus! I’m Jessica Nunemaker and THIS is Little Indiana.

Just don’t forget to tell them that Little Indiana sent you.

Amish Acres
1234 West Market Street
Nappanee, IN 46550
574.773.2011
Amish Acres is Closed Seasonally from January to March. 

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Thanks to Elkhart County for hosting our stay. Opinions, as always, are mine and mine alone.

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