Shoofly Pie V

Shoofly Pie V

17 Reviews 3 Pics
  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    1 h
Recipe by  FORDER1

“A classic Pennsylvania Dutch pie made with molasses, brown sugar and butter.”

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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, dissolve the soda in the molasses and stir until it foams. Sir in the boiling water and pinch of salt. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, cinnamon, brown sugar and butter into crumbs.
  3. Pour 1/3 of the molasses mixture into the unbaked crust. Sprinkle 1/3 of the crumbs over the molasses mixture and continue alternating layers, finishing with the crumbs on top.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until the crumbs and crust are golden.

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I'm sorry to be the one to give it a bad rating... I have never given anything on this site a poor rating... I usually just don't rate, but I was really craving shoo-fly pie, and I was so disappointed with this one. I ended up throwing it out after one slice. It could be an okay pie, but I don't consider this shoo-fly pie. I think the best recipe on this site is Grandma's shoo-fly pie (you have to hyphenate the shoo-fly to find it on this site). It uses shortening instead of butter and an egg. The consistency is not right, and neither is the crumb topping. I'm from Lancaster, too, and I've never had a shoo-fly pie with this consistency before. Guess I'll be back in the kitchen making a different one tonight.



This is the best kind of pie ever. You have not lived until you have had Shoofly Pie.



I can not seem to duplicate the awesome shoofly pie in Pennsylvania Dutch country, but this one is certainly the closest I have ever found! I actually used a graham cracker crust, as it was all I had, and I think it absorbed a lot of the liquid, so it came out more like a cake, but still wonderfully sweet! (Note, when using an 8" pie plate, cut down the recipe to about 2/3 of all the ingredients listed, ie. 1 cup=2/3 cup, etc.) I will use the unbaked crust next time, and I'm sure it will come out just as good. Don't be alarmed if the layers aren't quite layers. I alternated layers like the recipe describes, but it ended up looking like a bunch of crumb topping mixed with the liquid molasses mixture. It still came out great! I agree with the other reviews, Shoo Fly Pie is the best pie EVER!

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 480 cal
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 25 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs
  • 61.4 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 458 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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