My Grandma's Shoofly Pie


This shoofly pie is a classic Pennsylvania Dutch recipe. Grandma's loving attention not included!

looking at a slice of shoofly pie on a plate with remaining in pie dish behind
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
1 9-inch pie


  • 1 cup molasses

  • ¾ cup hot water

  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1 (9 inch) pie shell

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • ¼ cup shortening


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Combine molasses, hot water, and baking soda together in a medium bowl; whisk in beaten egg until well combined. Pour mixture into pie shell.

    Filling for shoofly pie whisked together until well combined.

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  3. Combine flour and brown sugar in a separate medium bowl; cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

    Flour and brown sugar combined in a separate bowl.

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    Shortening added to flour mixture, until crumb-like.

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  4. Sprinkle on top of pie filling.

    Topping sprinkled all over the pie filling.

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  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Lower temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C); bake for an additional 30 minutes.

    Shoofly pie baked until topping is golden-brown.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

455 Calories
13g Fat
83g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 455
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 253mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 83g 30%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 50g
Protein 4g
Calcium 118mg 9%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 688mg 15%

* 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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