Blue Ribbon Shoo-fly Pie

(18 servings)

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons softened butter or margarine
  • 2 cups Grandma's Molasses
  • 1 1/2 cups very hot water
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 3 8-inch pastry shells
Mix flour, sugar and butter to form fine crumbs. Reserve 1 cup and set aside for topping pies.

Stir baking soda into hot water and add to molasses. Cool slightly and add slowly to beaten eggs. Add to larger crumb mixture and mix by hand until smooth. Pour into 3 8-inch pie shells. Top each pie with 1/3 cup of reserved crumbs.

Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes; turn temperature back to 350 and bake for an additional 25 minutes.

This Pennsylvania Dutch favorite, a wet-bottom shoo-fly pie (lots of gooey molasses on the bottom), is especially good served warm in a bowl topped with milk. Real comfort food. If you like the taste of stronger molasses, Brer Rabbit brand molasses can be used.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank qcity for this recipe.

Recipe number 2183. Submitted 10/13/2007.