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Friday, March 11, 2022

Shoofly Pie, Streusel and Molasses and so delicious!

Shoofly Pie, a southern classic. A molasses and streusel crumb pie. Delicious as-is, but adding a little whipped cream on top makes it perfect to enjoy any time. 


When I was thumbing through the More with Less Cookbook I came across this recipe for Shoofly Pie, and I knew instantly it had to make it onto our table. 
I didn't make it right away, instead, I waited a bit and made this Shoofly Pie for our Thanksgiving dinner. And I have to tell you, it is delicious plain or with a bit of whipped cream. But I think you already know which route I took with my piece of pie...

Then before you knew it winter had come on strong, and the whole family was busy with snow shoveling, commuting to work, caring for the chickens, and a new baby in the house to love and enjoy. And I became so busy with so many things I forgot to share the recipe. Fortunately, this is not a one-season recipe. Shoofly Pie can be enjoyed whenever a delicious pie is needed! Plus the added benefit of this recipe is that it does not take any special ingredients or a special trip to the market. This is definitely a well-stocked pantry recipe...


Personally, I love vintage recipes, for many reasons. They are usually tried and true recipes, they taste great and I usually have all the ingredients on hand! If you enjoy molasses, you too will love this pie. I don't know exactly what it is, but there is something about this recipe that calls out to me. It might be the flavor because I am a molasses fan. But it could just as easily be the fact that this is a very old recipe dating back hundreds of years. And you just know, that Shoofly Pie has been enjoyed by so many folks, around the table or at a social gathering and I seem to really like those recipes a lot!


Ingredients needed for this recipe:
  • 9-inch pie shell
  • whole wheat flour
  • molasses
  • butter
  • cinnamon
  • molasses
  • egg
  • baking soda
You will also need the following:
  • measuring cups
  • liquid measuring cup
  • measuring spoons
  • small bowl
  • whisk
  • two medium-sized mixing bowls
  • pastry blender 
Now we are ready to begin!



Shoofly Pie
adapted from:  More-with-less Cookbook
375degree oven

1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell, prepared from your favorite recipe

1 1/3 c whole wheat flour, we use pastry grind 
3/4 c brown sugar recipe 
2 T butter
a generous 1/4 t cinnamon 

1 c molasses
1 egg, slightly beaten
2/3 c cold water

1 t baking soda, mixed into
1/4 c hot water

Make your favorite or have a 9-inch pie shell, ready to go. 



In the medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, brown sugar, and butter, cut together with a pastry blender, or by using your hands to create Streusel crumbs. 

Measure out and set aside 1/2 c crumbs.


Combine in the second medium-sized mixing bowl, the molasses, egg, and brown sugar beat well with a whisk.  

In a small bowl, mix together the baking soda and the hot water. 

Add to the molasses mixture along with the crumbs from the mixing bowl. Using the whisk, beat well. 


Pour into the pastry shell, top with reserved Streusel crumbs.


Bake 35 - 40 minutes or until done in your oven.

Shoo Fly Pie, molasses and streusel crumbs baked into a delicious pie.

Let cool completely. Serve plain or with whipped cream or ice cream. 


Storage options for Shoofly Pie. Store wrapped on the counter for 24-48 hours. For longer storage time, store in the refrigerator. I do not recommend freezing this recipe...

UPDATE:  For your convenience, a "copy and paste" version of Shoofly Pie has been included below. 

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Printable "copy and paste" version:
Shoofly Pie
adapted from:  More-with-less Cookbook
375degree oven

1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell, prepared from your favorite recipe

1 1/3 c whole wheat flour, we use pastry grind 
3/4 c brown sugar recipe 
2 T butter
a generous 1/4 t cinnamon 

1 c molasses
1 egg, slightly beaten
2/3 c cold water

1 t baking soda, mixed into
1/4 c hot water

Make your favorite or have a 9-inch pie shell, ready to go. 

In the medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, brown sugar, and butter, cut together with a pastry blender, or by using your hands to create Streusel crumbs. 

Measure out and set aside 1/2 c crumbs.

Combine in the second medium-sized mixing bowl, the molasses, egg, and brown sugar beat well with a whisk.  

In a small bowl, mix together the baking soda and the hot water. 

Add to the molasses mixture along with the crumbs from the mixing bowl. Using the whisk, beat well. 

Pour into the pastry shell, top with reserved Streusel crumbs.

Bake 35 - 40 minutes or until done in your oven.

Let cool completely. Serve plain or with whipped cream or ice cream. 

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  1. I haven't had shoofly pie in ages!

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    1. It is just one of those pies you never forget! Molasses has a big part in our cooking journeys through the years.

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  2. The only time I ever tasted shoofly pie was in the Amish country in Pennsylvania. They had a restaurant that served shoofly pie- Your recipe looks delicious and I agree I think that whipped cream would put it over the top.

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  3. I haven't had this since my grandmother made it when I was a child! Yum!

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  4. I've never made a Shoofly Pie, but I have heard of it. Yours looks great.

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  5. I've heard of shoofly pie all my life but never knew what was in it. The ingredients sound delicious!
    Carol
    www.scribblingboomer.com

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    1. Molasses fans really enjoy this pie, thanks for stopping by!

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  6. I have heard of this in the old restaurants but have never tried it. It actually sounds pretty easy. I do enjoy molasses.

    Thank you for sharing this at the Sunday Sunshine Blog Hop

    Laurie

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  7. Is this a wet bottom or dry bottom recipe? My great-grandma called the 2 versions plate-pie or hand-pie depending on how juicy the recipe baked up.

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    1. I believe this could be called a "wet bottom" recipe. There may be a bit of syrup left on your plate...

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  8. Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party - hope your week is wonderful.

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    1. Always happy to share with you and your readers, thanks for hosting!

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  9. Beautiful pie!! Thanks for sharing at My Big Fat Menopausal Life's Share the Wealth party. Have a wonderful week!! And happy Spring!

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    1. Always happy to share with you and your readers, thanks for hosting!

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  10. Thanks for posting! My Mother used to talk about her Pennsylvania Dutch Great-Grandmother making this pie.

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    1. I am a molasses fan, so I really enjoy this pie! But I must have some whipped cream on top...

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  11. Always heard of it, never had it, looks good. Thanks so much for linking up at Food Friday 8 for Thanksgiving Recipes. Shared.

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    1. It is good and for molasses lovers it is a treat. Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it.

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