Chocolate Shoofly Pie - Lancaster County Pa Recipe

Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 35 mins
Cook 1 hr

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Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For topping - Mix molasses, hot water & vanilla. Set aside.
  2. Cream eggs, sugar & shortening.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, adding molasses mixture last.
  4. For 'pudding' - Bring water to a boil.
  5. Add remaining ingredients and stir/cook until thick.
  6. Pour pudding into 6 unbaked pie shells.
  7. Put topping on top of each of the six pies.
  8. Bake @ 350 for 1 hour.
  9. Cool completely.
  10. Add frosting, if desired. (any soft chocolate frosting will work).
  11. For chocolate frosting - In saucepan, combine first 4 ingredients.
  12. Slowly add water.
  13. Stir over high heat constantly until thickened.
  14. Remove from heat, and add vanilla and butter.
  15. Spread on cooled pies.


Most Helpful

This recipe was published in 1983 in The Home-Style Cookbook compiled by patrons and friends of the Linville Hill Methodist School. The pie was submitted by Rachel Smucker and the icing by Mrs. Leon S. Musser. According to Mrs. Musser, there should be one-quarter teaspoon salt, not four. Just want to give credit where credit is due.

jana3000 March 17, 2013

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