Molasses Apple Pie

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Steve P.

Recipe is for an old-fashioned apple pie made with molasses per a board request.

Top Review by debbillem

Steve this is IT!!!! Very sweet but exactly like my childhood memories. I changed the pastry enough to make a 9x13 pan rather than a regular pie gram did. Very good.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the molasses, water, lemon juice and salt in a saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add the sliced apples and simmer until the apples are tender.
  4. remove the apples from the syrup.
  5. Melt the butter in a saucepan, and blend in the flour.
  6. Pour this into the hot syrup and simmer, stirring constantly until the syrup is smooth and thick.
  7. Fold the apples into the syrup.
  8. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  9. Make Pastry for 2 crust 9 inch pie by mixing shortening, salt, and flour with a fork until crumbly.
  10. Add 5 tablespoons water and mix well, adding more water if too dry.
  11. Form into a ball.
  12. Roll out half of it and line the pie pan, letting it hang over the edge about 1 inch.
  13. Fold the extra pastry over toward the middle and flute the edges with your fingers for a built up rim.
  14. Roll out the rest of the pastry, and cut into narrow strips for a lattice top.
  15. Spoon the apple syrup mixture into the pastry lined pan.
  16. Arrange 7 or 8 strips over the top.
  17. trim the ends, moisten, and press into the rim.
  18. Lay more strips over them.
  19. leaving a diamond shaped spaces, and trimming, moistening and pressing into the edge like the first ones.
  20. Bake the pie at 425 degrees for 30 minutes.

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