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Shoofly Pie

"My grandmother made the best Shoofly Pie in the tradition of the Pennsylvania Dutch. Shoofly pie is to the Pennsylvania Dutch as Pecan Pie is to a southerner. --Mark Morgan"
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Ingredients

1 h 15 m servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. Line pastry with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes. Remove foil; brush crust with egg yolk. Bake 5 minutes longer; cool on a wire rack.
  2. For filling, in a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, molasses, egg, flour and baking soda; gradually add boiling water. Cool to room temperature; pour into prepared crust.
  3. For topping, in a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over filling. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown and filling is set. Cool on a wire rack. Store in the refrigerator.

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I grew up in the heart of PA dutch country, so I know a good shoofly pie. I've tried a couple of recipes, but I never had much luck making a good pie, until this one. It turned out pretty good...

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I grew up in PA for 20 years in Berks County. My Mom is german and she once worked at Wixions Bakery where Shoo fly pie is made fantastic! I was happy to make the recipie. although it came close...

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I grew up in the heart of PA dutch country, so I know a good shoofly pie. I've tried a couple of recipes, but I never had much luck making a good pie, until this one. It turned out pretty good...

I, too, grew up in Pennsylvania, and this pie turns out just like the ones we get at the Amish-run stands at the farmer's market. Very rich and flavorful. I did have to cook it about 10 minutes ...

This is the first shoofly pie I've ever had and it was delicious! I was in a hurry and omitted the step about brushing the crust with egg yolk. It didn't seem to make a difference. I followed...

I grew up in PA for 20 years in Berks County. My Mom is german and she once worked at Wixions Bakery where Shoo fly pie is made fantastic! I was happy to make the recipie. although it came close...

Wow! I never had shoofly pie before and I love it. It's very homey and satisfying. I had only very dark molasses so I mixed it with a couple of tablespoons of corn syrup to make 1/2 cup total...

Made this once before as my 1st attempt at pie baking. Super easy and a well stocked baker's pantry should have everything you need to complete. followed the recipe exactly and it came out bea...

Amazing! Tastes like ginger bread! This is now my favorite pie! However, it was the ugliest pie I ever made. The middle sunk in and the 2 layers melted into eachother...but sometimes the ug...

After cooking for 40 minutes, the "pie" became a soil-like consistency with a centimeter thick layer of brown goop underneath. The whole thing tasted like burnt molasses. Even ice cream couldn't...

awesome pie. it turned out perfectly. i'm gonna make this for holiday and family occasions all the time. only i got the idea of adding dried figs on the bottom of the crust.