Guude Marrig (good morning)! As you’re reading this, the 69th annual Kutztown Folk Festival is in full swing. Whether you are a seasoned attendee or a first-time visitor, there are always new things to discover!
Topping my Folk Festival list of favorites (and it’s a long list) happens to be the food – including the freshly baked cinnamon rolls – Marty’s Flea Circus (which made an appearance at my surprise birthday party last year, to my greatest delight!), and the Summer Kitchen Demonstrations. On this year’s Summer Kitchen menu is Terry’s Berrylicous Pie.
My friend, recipe curator and Summer Kitchen volunteer Terry Berger, has lots of menus planned for his days working by the vintage cast iron stove, and he is sharing his family fruit pie recipe. It is simple to prepare and you can experiment with different fruits as they come into season.
Terry said this was his dad’s favorite pie. His mother would make the recipe as little tartlets and his father often talked of stealing one just as she had taken it from the wood stove’s oven to cool!
This year he’ll be pairing the pie with Mauldasche and potato corn chowder. Mauldasche, or Maultaschen in high German, are little stuffed dumplings akin to ravioli. In Dutch, Mauldasche means lip smacked; in high German, Maultaschen means feedbag. Terry will be filling his Mauldasche with two filings: traditional Penn German: mashed potato with grated onion and the Swaebisch filling: spinach, grated onion and breadcrumb.
If we are lucky, Terry often shares a dessert from the day’s menu with my husband Dan and me. Of all the treats he has shared, Dan’s loves Terry’s Berrylicous Pie the best.
Log onto the KutztownFestival.com website for a coupon, brochure, and map to get the most out of your visit. Plan on hours of family fun, live entertainment, crafts, so many quilts, and food galore!
I took this from the website: New for 2018, visitors can enjoy an old-fashioned BBQ chicken “picnic-style meal.” Other authentic Pennsylvania Dutch food includes potpie, fritters, sausage, shoo-fly pie, scrapple, schnitz n knepp, apple dumplings, pig roast, homemade ice cream, schnitzel, and homemade bread from an original 19th century bread oven. Browse the PA Dutch farmers market. Visitors also enjoy the Festival’s large open-air beer garden and the area’s wineries that participate each year.
Once again this year, Dan and I will be among the 200 artisans and craftsman at the Festival. Please stop by to say hello in Building B, see Dan’s handmade scroll-saw gifts, and tell me all about your favorite Folk Festival food find!
- 1 9-inch pie crust
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 3-1/2 cups sliced or diced strawberries or mixed berries
- Preheat the oven to 350º F. Place the crust in a 9-inch pie pan; set aside.
- Combine the sugar, salt, flour, eggs and juice to form a smooth paste. Mix in the strawberries and pour into the prepared pie pan.
- Bake for 50-60 minutes. When a butter knife inserted halfway to the middle comes out clean, the pie is done. Enjoy!!!!