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Chocolate Shoofly Pie

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"A heavenly delicious Shoofly Pie with a gooey bittersweet chocolate bottom to it. I must give credit to a person I've never met, Ms. Ivy Smink, for her recipe for Shoofly Pie. I've had many a Shoofly Pie before. This is the most authentic in flavor that I've ever tasted. God Bless her for sharing it with us. Serve this pie with homemade vanilla bean ice cream and a hot cup of coffee or tea, snuggled up by the fireplace with someone you love. It's like going to heaven, yet it's a devilish good time."

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Original recipe makes 1 pie Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a small bowl, mix together flour and brown sugar. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside 1 cup of this mixture for topping the pie.
  3. In a large bowl, combine egg, molasses, cold water, and remaining crumb mixture. Mix thoroughly. Dissolve baking soda in boiling water and add to molasses mixture. Mix well.
  4. Spread chocolate chips across bottom of pastry-lined pie pan. Pour filling over chocolate chips. Sprinkle reserved crumb mixture over top.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 55 minutes, until filling is set.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 30, 2001

This recipe has been updated to include the beaten egg in Step 3 - The Staff 5/29/01

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 29, 2002

I am very dissapointed in this recipe, it overflowed and there was way too much filling for a 9 inch pie crust, also you didn't state when to add the beaten egg so I assumed to place it in the molasses mixture. Not a recipe I would use again!


8 Ratings

Nov 25, 2002

I never had a shoofly pie before. Actually I never even heard about it. The recipe sounded so strange to me, I never thought it will turn out to be something eatable. But I love experimenting and tried it. Guess what! It turned out GREAT! Next time I will add some cocoa to the filling! Thanks! Babs Baum from Germany

Dec 29, 2006

I have not tried this recipe yet because I'm confused by the directions. In the intro it says the chips go on the bottom followed by the molasses filling and covered with another layer of chips and then the crumble mix. But in the directions, no mention is made of the second layer of chips. I have given it 4 stars because it sounds delicious (and I had to rate it in order to get publish my question)and I will try it without the second layer of chips.

Dec 27, 2010

Better than my german grandmothers

Dec 05, 2013

This was by far the most delicious pie I have ever eaten! Thank you so much for this perfect recipe! It was the perfect amount of filling for a 9 inch pie. The gooey chocolate layer created by the chocolate chips was SO delectable. This was the perfect pie for our thanksgiving dinner.


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  • Calories
  • 439 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 76.5 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 14 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 289 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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