Shoo Fly Pie

So, a couple of days ago my husband tells me, out of the blue, that he would like me to make Shoo Fly Pie! Well, I have never made this, never talked about making this, had no idea what it even was exactly, but being the great wife that I am, I was determined to make this pie. I jumped on my computer right away and did a little research and found that Shoo Fly Pie comes from the Pennsylvania Dutch, Amish and Mennonites. From what I've read, they loved pie! Before they had a way to keep foods cold, they would use the ingredients in this pie because they kept well.

I cheated and bought my pie shell! You can make your own fairly easily
(if you have the time).

Here is what you'll need to make this ooey, gooey, yummy pie!

  • 1 9-inch pastry crust
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cold butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 tsp baking soda
In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, butter and salt. Cut butter in until mix resembles large peas. Remove 1/4 cup of mixture and set aside for topping. In a small bowl, beat egg lightly. Add your molasses and cold water, blend gently to avoid bubbles. Set aside. In another small bowl, mix the hot water with the baking soda and pour into your molasses mixture, mix gently. Add this to your flour mixture and mix well. Pour into your pie shell. (Do not overfill or it will go over while cooking.) Top with reserved crumbs. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes until top looks dry and slightly cracked and the pie seems fairly firm. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely before cutting.

This is an awesome pie! Give it a try!




Kathy B! said...

The sunburn is very reasonable today! Thanks for asking :) I kept a low profile and lurked in the shade today. Serves me right for being so stupid.

I'm going to give this a go when we get home... Anything with a name like this and sugar will be an instant hit.

BarbaraJean said...

Finally.... the suspense is over! It sounds like an ooey, gooey pie alright. I hope your husband enjoyed it.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

I have actually had this at a church dinner here and can confirm it's awesome.

Daisigirl said...


Yeah, it was sure fun to make. I don't make pies very often. It reminds me of a gooey molasses cookie! It tastes great with a little whip cream on top too! :0)

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

That sounds yummy! But since I joined WW 2 wks ago I am trying to stay away from pie :o)

Leah said...

That looks yummie! I am going to have to try several of your recipes!
Feel free to check mine out too!

Raising Olives said...

I'm going to be pointing my daughters (12 and 11 years) to your blog. They are the real cooks in our house.

Thanks for another terrific recipe.


Debbie said...

I have all of those in the pantry! I may surprise my kids with this today.

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