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Shoofly Pie


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 cool.


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