A heavenly delicious Shoofly Pie with a gooey bittersweet chocolate bottom to it. I must give credit to a person I've never met, Ms. Ivy Smink, for her recipe for Shoofly Pie. I've had many a Shoofly Pie before. This is the most authentic in flavor that I've ever tasted. God Bless her for sharing it with us. Serve this pie with homemade vanilla bean ice cream and a hot cup of coffee or tea, snuggled up by the fireplace with someone you love. It's like going to heaven, yet it's a devilish good time.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
8
Yield:
1 pie
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a small bowl, mix together flour and brown sugar. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside 1 cup of this mixture for topping the pie.

  • In a large bowl, combine egg, molasses, cold water, and remaining crumb mixture. Mix thoroughly. Dissolve baking soda in boiling water and add to molasses mixture. Mix well.

  • Spread chocolate chips across bottom of pastry-lined pie pan. Pour filling over chocolate chips. Sprinkle reserved crumb mixture over top.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 55 minutes, until filling is set.

Nutrition Facts

439 calories; protein 4.4g 9% DV; carbohydrates 76.5g 25% DV; fat 14g 22% DV; cholesterol 23.3mg 8% DV; sodium 289mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2001
This recipe has been updated to include the beaten egg in Step 3 - The Staff 5/29/01 Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/29/2002
I am very dissapointed in this recipe it overflowed and there was way too much filling for a 9 inch pie crust also you didn't state when to add the beaten egg so I assumed to place it in the molasses mixture. Not a recipe I would use again! Read More
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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2001
This recipe has been updated to include the beaten egg in Step 3 - The Staff 5/29/01 Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/25/2002
I never had a shoofly pie before. Actually I never even heard about it. The recipe sounded so strange to me, I never thought it will turn out to be something eatable. But I love experimenting and tried it. Guess what! It turned out GREAT! Next time I will add some cocoa to the filling! Thanks! Babs Baum from Germany Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/29/2002
I am very dissapointed in this recipe it overflowed and there was way too much filling for a 9 inch pie crust also you didn't state when to add the beaten egg so I assumed to place it in the molasses mixture. Not a recipe I would use again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2006
I have not tried this recipe yet because I'm confused by the directions. In the intro it says the chips go on the bottom followed by the molasses filling and covered with another layer of chips and then the crumble mix. But in the directions no mention is made of the second layer of chips. I have given it 4 stars because it sounds delicious (and I had to rate it in order to get publish my question)and I will try it without the second layer of chips. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2010
Better than my german grandmothers Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/22/2018
Great recipe, with a slight modification: 3/4 cup molasses, 1/4 cup raw honey; 3/4 small marshmallows for a dark & tan rocky-road, sticky chocolate bottomed shoofly pie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2013
This was by far the most delicious pie I have ever eaten! Thank you so much for this perfect recipe! It was the perfect amount of filling for a 9 inch pie. The gooey chocolate layer created by the chocolate chips was SO delectable. This was the perfect pie for our thanksgiving dinner. Read More
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