Schnitz un knepp, often spelled schnitz un gnepp, had been a staple in the cuisine of the Pennsylvania Dutch. It translates roughly to "(apple) slices and dumplings". The name is derived partially from descriptive terms: something that is 'snitzed' (in the Pennsylvania German language or dialect, from the standard German 'schnitzen') is sliced, such as the thinly sliced apples in this dish (compare to 'Wiener Schnitzel', veal cutlets). Its main ingredients are dried tart apples, ham, flour, milk, baking powder, and eggs. The pronunciation is "snitz-en-nep".