Desserts used to be an important part of Amish life while I was growing up. Every meal ended with dessert, including breakfast where pie, cakes, and cookies were enjoyed with cereal or a cup of tea.
Saturday afternoons used to be spent creating a variety of desserts, because a typical Sunday dinner ended with a big dessert course. You never knew who might be stopping by, and you didn't want to be caught unprepared.
Cake and fruit was the usual way of starting dessert. Bars, brownies, and cookies were often included in this part. Once everyone had finished that, it was time to serve pudding, which was often some elaborate creation. The final option used to be several kinds of pie.
Love for dessert is evident in Amish cookbooks, where the majority of the recipes will be for desserts.