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Montgomery Pie

Montgomery Pie


"This pie is a favorite with my in-laws, with their Pennsylvania Dutch background."
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1 h 10 m servings 441 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Calories:
  • 441 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 14.8 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 72.6g
  • 23%
  • Protein:
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 62 mg
  • 21%
  • Sodium:
  • 279 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Combine 1/2 cup sugar with 2 tablespoons flour and mix well. Stir in the molasses, egg, 1 cup water, lemon juice and lemon zest. Mix thoroughly and pour into the unbaked pie shell.
  3. Cream the butter with the remaining 2/3 cup white sugar until light and fluffy. Add the beaten egg. Sift 1-1/4 cups flour and baking soda together, then add to the creamed mixture alternately with the buttermilk or sour milk (see Cook's Note). Spread over the top of the mixture in the pie shell.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until filling is set, 35 to 40 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • If you don't have buttermilk, you can make sour milk. Combine 1/2 cup milk with 1-1/2 teaspoons of lemon juice or vinegar. Stir, and set aside for about 5 minutes.

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I'm not a fan of molasses, so I didn't care much for the taste. I made this pie for my grandparents, who also have a Pennsylvania Dutch background. They loved it, and asked me to make it for the...

This is a wonderful one pie recipe. My Pennsylvania Dutch grandmothers recipe makes 4 pies. This recipe is spot's a very old fashioned pie. Folks used what they had and in the depressi...

This was similar to a recipe I have, but mine called for 1/2 C. light corn syrup instead of molasses and only used 1/2 C. water and 1/3 C. sugar and 1Tbsp lemon juice for the bottom layer.

Could it be possible that the "bottom" portion of this recipe calls for too much water? A cup seems way too much and the bottom is watery. Help!

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