This recipe for Shoofly Pie, straight from
the Pennsylvania Dutch Country, is gooey, sweet and very heavy! One slice will leave
you wanting more...another day. Enjoy!
Your Host, Brad
3/4 cup dark molasses
3/4 cup boiling water
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
Mix the above ingredients together. It will foam,
so don't be alarmed!
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
With your hands, mix the above three ingredients.
Make sure your butter is at room temperature.
Line a 9" pie pan with a pastry shell. In a
375° oven, bake the pastry shell for 10 minutes. Remove from oven.
Now, pour about 1/3 of the liquid mixture into the
baked pie shell. Sprinkle with about 1/4 of the dry mixture so that you go all
around the pie and let soak for a minute. Pour another 1/3 of the liquid mixture on
top and add about another 1/4 of the dry mixture and, again, let soak for a minute.
Finally, add remaining liquid mixture and top with remaining dry mixture, making sure you
spread the dry all around the pie.
Bake, still at 375°, for 30 to 35 minutes and let
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