Montgomery Pie


This Montgomery pie is a favorite with my in-laws, who have a Pennsylvania Dutch cultural background.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins
1 9-inch pie


  • 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie

Bottom Layer:

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup molasses

  • 1 egg

  • 1 cup water

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

Top Layer:

  • cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup butter, room temperature

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ cup buttermilk


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Combine 1/2 cup sugar with 2 tablespoons flour and mix well. Stir in molasses, egg, 1 cup water, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Mix thoroughly and pour into unbaked pie shell.

  3. Cream butter with remaining 2/3 cup white sugar until light and fluffy. Add beaten egg. Sift 1 1/4 cups flour and baking soda together, then add to creamed mixture with buttermilk. Spread over the top of mixture in pie shell.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until filling is set, 35 to 40 minutes.


If you don't have buttermilk, you can make sour milk. Combine 1/2 cup milk with 1 1/2 teaspoons of lemon juice or vinegar. Stir, and set aside for about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

441 Calories
15g Fat
73g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 441
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 279mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 73g 26%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 42g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 388mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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