My Grandma's Shoo-Fly Pie

My Grandma's Shoo-Fly Pie


"Classic Pennsylvania Dutch recipe. Grandma's loving attention not included!"


servings 455 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 455 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 12.5 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 83.4g
  • 27%
  • Protein:
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 253 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. To Make Bottom Layer: In a medium bowl combine molasses, hot water, and baking soda. Stir well. Whisk in beaten egg. Pour mixture into pie shell.
  3. To Make Crumb Topping: In a medium bowl combine flour and brown sugar. Mix well, then cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle on top of molasses layer.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Lower temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake an additional 30 minutes.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 79 Ratings


Something in the instructions is missing, I followed all the instructions and had a mess. Other recipes I've come across say to add most of the crumb mixture into the mixture of molasses and the...

I loved this recipe! I was looking for a shoo fly pie recipe like the ones I grew up with in Pennsylvania, and this is authentic! I used a 9 inch deep dish shell, and I still did not use all o...

My family is from PA, and my mother/granmother use to make this on ocassion. I like to cook/bake, and have made it now several times. Always trying to perfect it. And, this is almost a perfec...

I have tried many recipes for Shoofly pie and have been disappointed. This is the BEST Shoofly pie I have ever made or eaten. The recipe works best w/ a 9" deep dish pie crust. I would recomme...

The perfect Shoo Fly Pie! I have searched high and low for a recipe that had just the right amount of "goo"! This is it! My family loved it!

Alright, giving this recipe 1 star is really unfair. I grew up in Lancaster County, and had many a shoo fly pie during my years of living there. I can tell you this is exactly the way shoo fly...

I live smack in the middle of Amish country. I followed the recipe and had no problems at all with over flow. Crumbs do not need to be mixed in. If you want a truly "wet bottom" shoo fly pie ...

I haven't had shoofly pie since I was a kid. And every year at Christmas time I crave it, but, haven't ever been able to get a recipe for it until now. Of course I looked for the easiest recipe,...

I have not had shoo fly pie in many years and decided to give this a try. Although the taste was right, the consistency was all wrong. The bottom layer should be gooey, but mine was totally li...