Authentic Shoo Fly Pie (Straight from Lancaster Co.)

“Born, raised & still residing in Lancaster County Amish/PA Dutch Country this is as authentic as it gets. This recipe is from the Mennonite Community Cookbook that's older than me & given to me by my mother. I saw a few other versions posted, but none were like this one. You could use 9 inch pre-pared pie crust but for the real deal you may want to start from scratch (see my Homemade Pie Crust (Pa Dutch Country) for the crust that goes with).”
READY IN:
45mins
YIELD:
1 pie
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Dissolve baking soda in hot water and add molasses.
  2. Combine sugar and flour and rub in shortening to make crumbs.
  3. Pour 1/3 of the liquid into an unbaked crust.
  4. Add 1/3 of the crumb mixture.
  5. Continue alternating layers, ending with crumbs on top.
  6. Bake at 375 for approximately 35 minutes.

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