Rating: 4.44 stars
25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

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

Recipe Summary test

prep:
30 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
60 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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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 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • 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.

  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

480 calories; protein 4g; carbohydrates 61.4g; fat 25g; cholesterol 45.8mg; sodium 409.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (25)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2004
This is the best kind of pie ever. You have not lived until you have had Shoofly Pie. Read More
(19)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/03/2007
I'm sorry to be the one to give it a bad rating... I have never given anything on this site a poor rating... I usually just don't rate, but I was really craving shoo-fly pie, and I was so disappointed with this one. I ended up throwing it out after one slice. It could be an okay pie, but I don't consider this shoo-fly pie. I think the best recipe on this site is Grandma's shoo-fly pie (you have to hyphenate the shoo-fly to find it on this site). It uses shortening instead of butter and an egg. The consistency is not right, and neither is the crumb topping. I'm from Lancaster, too, and I've never had a shoo-fly pie with this consistency before. Guess I'll be back in the kitchen making a different one tonight. Read More
(54)
25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
08/03/2007
I'm sorry to be the one to give it a bad rating... I have never given anything on this site a poor rating... I usually just don't rate, but I was really craving shoo-fly pie, and I was so disappointed with this one. I ended up throwing it out after one slice. It could be an okay pie, but I don't consider this shoo-fly pie. I think the best recipe on this site is Grandma's shoo-fly pie (you have to hyphenate the shoo-fly to find it on this site). It uses shortening instead of butter and an egg. The consistency is not right, and neither is the crumb topping. I'm from Lancaster, too, and I've never had a shoo-fly pie with this consistency before. Guess I'll be back in the kitchen making a different one tonight. Read More
(54)
Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2004
This is the best kind of pie ever. You have not lived until you have had Shoofly Pie. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2006
I can not seem to duplicate the awesome shoofly pie in Pennsylvania Dutch country but this one is certainly the closest I have ever found! I actually used a graham cracker crust as it was all I had and I think it absorbed a lot of the liquid so it came out more like a cake but still wonderfully sweet! (Note when using an 8" pie plate cut down the recipe to about 2/3 of all the ingredients listed ie. 1 cup=2/3 cup etc.) I will use the unbaked crust next time and I'm sure it will come out just as good. Don't be alarmed if the layers aren't quite layers. I alternated layers like the recipe describes but it ended up looking like a bunch of crumb topping mixed with the liquid molasses mixture. It still came out great! I agree with the other reviews Shoo Fly Pie is the best pie EVER! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2007
I had an entire bottle of molasses expiring so I decided to make this pie. My step father is from PA but said he disliked the pie when he had it there. BUT I made this recipe and I swear he ate half the pie! Very easy to make quite tasty and although mine didn't look very much like the picture it was still good. I didn't know how to tell when the pie was 'done ' and figured when the goo started pouring over the edge I should take it out. It left the bottom part a little gooey but I really like that. ALSO I made a graham cracker crust and it came out ten times better then the butter crust. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2008
I've made this about five or six times and each time it gets rave reviews from family and friends alike. It was a huge hit with my Vietnamese neighbors on the 4th of July at our yearly block party. Definately one of my favorite desserts too! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2006
I grew up near Amish Country so I've seen and heard about Shoofly Pie for ages... never tried it until now though. SO good. Very simple/wholesome taste. I made my own flaky crust to go along with it since I prefer that to a store-bought variety. Taste best when eaten warm (ice cream on the side if you want a real knock-your-socks off combination). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2006
VERY sweet! But entirely delicious and easy to make! Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
01/19/2009
I had never made nor eaten a Shoofly PIe but I am a molasses fiend so wanted to try this. I really researched all the recipes for Shoofly Pie trying to find an authentic recipe. It was delicious! This pie is really molasses-y gooey and rich. My pie did not set up well like the photo; it was runny even after cooking for longer than the recipe stated. However my son and I inhaled this pie within a few days by ourselves!! Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2010
This was a big hit even with my mother who claims to dislike shoofly pie. Read More
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