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You Need to Try This Unique Shoofly Pie Recipe

Shoofly pie - American pie made with molasses, served

You Need to Try This Unique Shoofly Pie Recipe

If you've ever been to Pennsylvania, chances are you've at least heard of shoofly pie. This is one of the lesser-known pie flavors out there. It's definitely regional; it's pretty unlikely that you've tried or even heard of this pie if you haven't been to Pennsylvania.

Regardless of whether this is your first time hearing about this pie, you need to try making it. This is a great way to switch up your dessert for the night, or to bring something inventive and unique to your next gathering. Kids will love shoofly pie for its sweetness. They may be a little off-put at first due to how unknown it is, but one bite and they'll fall in love with it! This recipe will quickly turn into one your family wants to make again and again.

Other Awesome Pies to Try

Pie is one of the oldest desserts in America. Millions of Americans have enjoyed this delicious treat at their family table. Shoofly pie is certainly one of the more unique pie flavors out there that you can try, but it's by no means the only one you should know how to make.

If you haven't tried making your own apple pie yet, you definitely need to. Apple pie is one of the most popular pie flavors in America. It's hard to find a household that doesn't eat it at least once a year! By having your own recipe, you'll be able to delight your family with this delicious dessert whenever you please.

Having a couple of good cream pie recipes is also a great idea. Chocolate cream pie will be a popular choice with the kids, but you can't go wrong with banana cream or coconut cream, either. Regardless of the cream pies you pick, make sure to get good recipes!

Finally, who said you can't lump savory pies in with your dessert pie recipes? After all, the concept is essentially the same! Whether it's pot pie or Shepherd's pie, a good savory pie can make for an excellent, filling dinner for your entire family.

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Shoofly pie - American pie made with molasses, served

Shoofly Pie

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1/4 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ginger
1/4 cup cold butter, cut into 1/2 inch dice

Pastry for single crust pie, chilled


1/2 cup molasses
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup water, heated to just under a boil


1. To make the streusel: place sugar in a medium bowl. Sift together flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger on a sheet of wax paper and add to sugar. Work in butter with fingers until the texture resembles coarse sand.

2. Make the crust. Coat a 9 inch ovenproof glass pie pan with vegetable spray. Roll out pastry dough. Fit into bottom of pie plate and trim off excess. Chill in refrigerator.

3. Set the oven rack in the middle position. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

4. Place molasses in a bowl. Dissolve baking soda in water and add to molasses, stirring with a wooden spoon. Pour into prepared pie shell.

5. Sprinkle streusel over surface of pie and bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F and bake another 25 minutes, or until a tester inserted into pie comes out clean.

6. Place pie on rack and cool completely before cutting. Store leftover pie loosely wrapped in wax paper in the refrigerator.

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