Pennsylvania Dutch Shoofly Pie

“This recipe dates back about 300 years, created in Pennsylvania Dutch country and has been described as "a cake baked into a pie shell, or pie with a cake filling." And "so sweet ya have to shoo the flies away from it!" I love it!!”
READY IN:
50mins
SERVES:
6-8
YIELD:
1 pie
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour and sugar.
  2. Cut in butter til crumbly. (Use a pastry blender, knives, forks or your fingers.) I just add it cut up, then use my fingers, pinching and tossing to keep coated.
  3. In seperate bowl, add molasses, soda and cinnamon, and slowly pour in boiling water. Beat til mixture is foamy.
  4. Stir half of the crumb mixture into the molasses mixture.
  5. Pour into pie shell.
  6. Sprinkle top with remaining crumb mixture.
  7. Bake in 350 oven 30-40 minutes til pie is set/firm, bubbly and lightly browned.
  8. Cool til warm, and serve topped with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream if desired.

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