Shoo-Fly Pie Recipe

shoofly pieShoo-fly Pie is extremely popular in Pennsylvania however this rustic, mildly sweet molasses treat originated in Canada. Apparently, this pie was named "shoo-fly" because flies would be so attracted to the sweet molasses filling that they had to be constantly "shooooo-ed" away.

Regardless of how this Shoo-Fly Pie got its name, you should give it a try this Autumn. It has an unusually mild, almost-licorice taste with the texture similar to pecan pie. Try a slice with a cup of cafe noir or Indian Coffee.

All-Purpose Pie Crust

For the filling:
1 cup molasses
1 tspn baking soda
1 cup warm water
For the crumbs on top:
2 cups flour
1 tspn cinnamon
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tspn baking soda
1/2 cup butter, cut into small pieces

  1. Prepare an all-purpose pie crust. (You will only need to use one of the two crusts).
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. In a mixing bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and brown sugar.
  4. Add the butter to the flour mixture and mash the pieces of butter into the flour using a wooden spoon so that the butter forms fine crumbs.
  5. In another mixing bowl, dissolve the baking soda into the warm water. Add the molasses. Whisk the mixture until foamy.
  6. Pour molasses mixture into the chilled pie crust.
  7. Sprinkle the flour/crumb mixture over the top.
  8. Place the pie in the oven for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake until crust is browned and the filling is set, about 25 to 30 minutes.
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