11 Reviews

I can tell you are from Dutch Country, I used to live in Lenhartsville; the people there also end their sentences with, "with." Cute. I have been looking for a Shoofly Pie recipe because my one girlfriend's Mom has requested it. She used to live in Lancaster when she was young; she's now 82 and is in poor health. I want to make her a fabulous pie and I think your recipe is the one I have been looking for. Thanks!!

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hanifan_12897916 September 06, 2014

I'm originally from York county - Just outside of Lancaster and I've been craving a "taste of home". Shoo Fly Pie was a treat when I was growing up - and it HAD to come from Lancaster county! This recipe didn't dissapoint! It took me back into my childhood and many, many fond memories of Lancaster county! Thanks for sharing such an AMAZING recipe!

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tammy November 10, 2013

Made this pie last night for the family. This was the first time making/tasting Shoofly pie, so could not compare with others. However, the pie was very good. The molasses was not over powering. I will make it again soon.

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kazimmers January 19, 2013

Thanks for the recipe. This looks like the dry bottom, which I am looking forward to trying. Here in Lancaster County McClures pies and salads makes a great wet bottom if you ever get the chance to try it. It is from a family handed down recipe as well. 30 years plus old Amish/Mennonite recipe. I used to feel bad for the folks that don't live in Lancaster, they can never get the authentic shoo fly pie, but recently McClure's starting shipping pies. You can order on-line at http://shoo-fly-pie.com

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bhinerdeer August 15, 2012

i have the same cookbook, i bought it a garage sale and this is the shoo fly recipe that i use. excellent pie and easy to make. even easier to eat slightly warm with vanilla ice cream on top.

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mandabears April 08, 2006

This is very similar to the recipe I got from my {Southern} mother - we love it! Please note, though, dark Karo syrup is NOT the same as molasses. Please use real Grandma's or Brer Rabbit Molasses to get the authentic taste. Sweet, but with a little bitterness to offset the sweetness. For allfine91, what you put in the oven has a very wet sloshy pool on the bottom with the dry crumbs floating on top. When it comes out, it is still dry on top and a little browned, but the bottom has set up almost like a jelly or custard. It firms up enough to cut while cooling.

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cathyfood May 30, 2016

I think the liquid portion usually includes some cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.

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Dave S. January 20, 2016

I just heard of shoefly pie. So for those of us who haven't had it before what should we be looking for? how do I know if its done? I tried to layer the dry and wet but the wet mixture kept going through the dry and pooling on the bottom, Is that right? Thank you!

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alfine91 April 24, 2015

i think it's obvious who would be looking for a Shoo Fly Pie recipe. I've always wanted to try this but when I first discovered there wasn't anything in the pie but sugar, I passed because I thought that was gross. I decided to finally try this. After all, I love scrapple and everyone else thinks scrapple is gross. I used butter and molasses and I have to say the pie was very good. It would go well with coffee. I put some whipped cream on top!

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JacksonRoykirk February 08, 2015
Authentic Shoo Fly Pie (Straight from Lancaster Co.)