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GRANDMA’S SHOOFLY PIE

Shoofly Pie is a thick and sweet molasses based pie, that originated in the 1880’s as a staple breakfast pastry.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword GRANDMA’S SHOOFLY PIE
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients

  • Amish Never Fail Pie Crust recipe below
  • 1 cup molasses
  • ¾ cup boiling water
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg beaten
  • ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Line a deep dish 9-inch pie dish with the pie crust.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the molasses, water, baking soda, and egg. Pour into the crust.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the our and brown sugar. Using a pastry blender or fork, cut the butter into the flour until large crumbs form. Sprinkle generously over the pie, leaving about ¼ cup leftover.

  5. Bake for 15 minutes. Then, reduce the heat to 350°F, rotate the dish, and sprinkle on the remaining topping. Bake for 30 minutes.

  6. Let cool completely before serving.