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Wet-Bottom Shoofly Pie

Wet-Bottom Shoofly Pie

  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    40 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 10 m
Bea Gassman

Bea Gassman

This is a true Pennsylvania Dutch staple.

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  • Calories:
  • 407 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 11.5 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 72.9g
  • 24%
  • Protein:
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 399 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. To Make Crumbs: In a medium bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and shortening. Cut ingredients together with a pastry cutter or rub with fingers until dough forms fine crumbs. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. To Make Filling: In a medium bowl, dissolve the baking soda in the boiling water. Stir in corn syrup, molasses, salt and egg being sure to stir well. Pour 1/3 of mixture into unbaked pie crust. Sprinkle 1/3 of the crumbs over mixture. Continue this process until crumb mixture and liquid mixture have been used up.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes, then lower oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake for an additional 30 minutes.
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misskaitieb
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misskaitieb

8/31/2005

A very good recipe- my family is Pennsylvania Dutch in heritage, though we now live near Philadelphia. This is like the Dutchies make it! I was successful using 1 cup molasses (Brer Rabbit brand makes a full flavor, which I like, and mild flavor for those who want a tamer version) instead of the 1/2 molasses, 1/2 corn syrup blend. I have never krown a PA Dutchie to use corn syrup.

BWOODALL
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BWOODALL

9/28/2003

No doubt a true PA Dutch staple. One bite and I was immediately taken back to my home town in Berks County. Molasses (blackstrap is preferred) is the key ingrediant... Also, a variation that my folks use is "Turkey Syrup" rather than corn syrup - - - I have never been able to find it though outside of Berks or Lancaster counties. Thanks Bea!!

SHAKIKI
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SHAKIKI

1/12/2005

I came across this website and thought this recipe seemed quite easy and that it would come out pretty good-- no way! I used the other reviewer's advice and added extra shortening to the crumb mixture and was using blackstrap molasses as well but it turned into a molasses goo. Did anyone else have this problem? This is my FIRST disgraceful baking experience of all my 12 or so years baking many different recipes!! I've moved on to find a more authentic Pennsylvania Dutch recipe for shoo-fly pie, if I find a good one I'll post it on here.... I give this recipe 2 thumbs down! Suzie

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