Shoo Fly Pie (An Old Lehigh County Recipe)

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by mollypaul

A lovely dessert (especially with vanilla ice cream), similar to a pecan pie without the pecans from the Pennsylvania Dutch chapter of the US Regional Cookbook, Chicago Culinary Arts Institute, 1947.

Top Review by MommaEllen

Very molasses flavored! I will probably add more sugar next time, but maybe should not use the old time black strap molasses, I think there is a lighter kind. Thank you for sharing this old recipe. It brought back such wonderful memories of my childhood.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make crumbs by combining flour, brown sugar, salt and shortening.
  2. Line 2 piepans with pastry.
  3. Dissolve soda in hot water and combine with molasses.
  4. Pour into pastry lined pans.
  5. Top with crumb mixture.
  6. Bake in a 450 oven for 10 minutes, then reduce to 350 and bake 20 to 30 minutes longer or until firm.

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