Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins
A traditional recipe that makes two 9-inch pies. You can really taste the molasses!
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 cup molasses
- 2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1⁄4 cup butter or 1⁄4 cup margarine
- 1⁄4 cup shortening
- 2 9-inch pie shells, unbaked
- In a saucepan, combine white sugar, 4 Tbsp flour, egg, molasses, water, and vanilla.
- Bring to a full, rolling boil; set aside to cool.
- In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, brown sugar, baking soda, cream of tartar, butter, and shortening; rub together with fingers to make crumbs.
- Pour 1/2 of cooked mixture into each unbaked shell; cover each pie with crumbs.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes.
- Note: This pie is even better when cooled, the second day!
This was sooo good...we live near a Amish community and I have never tated this pie before... 5 stars!!!
So sorry to have to rate this low, but we couldn't finish it. It IS a matter of taste, we hated the molasses, it was overpowering. The recipe worked like it should have, near as I can tell, it set up etc., but we just didn't care for it at all.