Recipe by Sherie717
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).
Top Review by hanifan_12897916
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!!
- 3⁄4 cup dark molasses (sorghum or dark Karo)
- 3⁄4 cup boiling water
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1⁄4 cup shortening or 1⁄4 cup butter
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 1 (9 inch) pastry dough
Directions See How It's Made
- Dissolve baking soda in hot water and add molasses.
- Combine sugar and flour and rub in shortening to make crumbs.
- Pour 1/3 of the liquid into an unbaked crust.
- Add 1/3 of the crumb mixture.
- Continue alternating layers, ending with crumbs on top.
- Bake at 375 for approximately 35 minutes.