Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Amish Recipe Series... Sweet Peppers, Amish Style

This is the last post in our Amish Recipe Series... next series we'll do will be Soups. I've really enjoyed visiting the Amish, their culture, and their recipes. I hope you have too!

Is the Amish population growing?
Yes. The population has doubled over the past 20 years due to sizeable families (5 or more children on average) and high retention rates (on average about 85 percent of Amish youth eventually join the church).

When are Amish youth baptized?
Typically between the ages of 18 and 21. As Anabaptists, the Amish church emphasizes the importance of making a voluntary adult decision to become a Christian and join the church.

Where do Amish youth go to school?
About 90 percent attend one- or two-room private Amish schools; the others go to rural public schools. In Amish schools, an Amish teacher is typically responsible to teach all eight grades, or in the case of a two-room school, half of the grades. Amish children typically end their formal schooling at the end of eighth grade. 

Today's recipe... Remember... Disclaimer: The Amish don't always follow updated USDA canning methods, they follow methods passed down from generation to generation. Use this recipe at your own discretion, or adapt it to your own method. I am sharing these recipes EXACTLY as they were sent to me and take no responsibility for them.
Sweet Peppers, Amish Style

Peggy Stolfus

Red, yellow, and green bell peppers

To make the syrup you will need

4 cups water

1 cup vinegar

5 cups granulated sugar

Combine the above ingredients and bring them to a boil.

Next, cut the peppers into strips, all colors. Pack the peppers into jars and then pour the syrup over them. Finally, cold pack for 5 minutes


  1. what is cold pack is it water bath?

  2. i also would like to know what cold pack is

  3. i also would like to know what cold pack is

    1. Cold pack is an old fashioned term for water bath. ~~Granny

  4. What would you use this for? Sounds interesting but I'm unsure of how I would eat it.


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