Apple Grunt

I love Amish cooking. I am often reading books, and some of my favorite books are novels about Amish people. I tend to gravitate toward the simple living. I am not sure I could ever live as simply as they do, but I do like to slow myself down and enjoy a good dessert now and then. I made this for a quick weeknight dessert. It was wonderful. If doubled, it would be great for company.

Amish Apple Grunt

1/2 c. sugar
2 tbsp. butter
1 egg
1 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 c. sliced apples
1/2 c. sour milk or buttermilk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
6 tbsp. brown sugar
1 1/2 tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 tbsp. butter

Cream sugar and butter together; add eggs and mix. Blend flour, salt and baking powder together and add to mixture. Mix soda with milk and vanilla; mix all together. Add apple slices and pour batter into a buttered baking dish. In a separate bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and butter, mixing until crumb texture; sprinkle over apple batter. Bake at 375 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes. Serve hot with rich milk, Half and Half or a scoop of ice cream.
Makes 4 generous servings.


  1. This sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing your recipe with the Hearth and Soul Hop.

  2. I love Amish cooking as well. I lived very near to a Mennonite community growing up so I had a chance to try many of their wonderful recipes at our local markets. Your Apple Grunt sounds delicious, such a lovely, seasonal recipe. Thank you for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul hop.