Shoofly Pie

READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 8
YIELD: 1 pie
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • preheat oven to 375 degrees -- prepare one pie crust with the flour of choice. cut in the shortening and add water, stirring with a fork until a damp ball of dough forms. handle as little as possible, turning out onto a floured surface. roll to size of pie plate and crimp edge of crust. set aside.
  • combine 1 cup of flour, sugar, and butter to create a fluffy crumb, reserving 1/2 a cup for topping. pour all but the reserved crumbs into the unbaked crust.
  • using a large bowl, stir the beaten egg into the molasses. add baking soda to hot water, stir well and add to molasses/egg mixture -- this will 'foam' . you'll be glad for the large bowl.
  • add remaining cold water and pour the well-blended mixture over the crumbs. do not stir. sprinkle reserved crumbs lightly over center of pie.
  • bake for 35-40 minutes in preheated oven.
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