Shoofly Pie V


A classic Pennsylvania Dutch pie made with molasses, brown sugar and butter.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
8 servings


  • ½ cup molasses

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 cup boiling water

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • ¾ cup butter

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust


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

  2. In a medium bowl, dissolve the soda in the molasses and stir until it foams. Sir in the boiling water and pinch of salt. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, cinnamon, brown sugar and butter into crumbs.

  3. Pour 1/3 of the molasses mixture into the unbaked crust. Sprinkle 1/3 of the crumbs over the molasses mixture and continue alternating layers, finishing with the crumbs on top.

  4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until the crumbs and crust are golden.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

480 Calories
25g Fat
61g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 480
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 13g 64%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 410mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 29g
Protein 4g
Calcium 69mg 5%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 369mg 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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