You are probably wondering what Shoo-Fly pie is, right? I mean, it has never made the big time – at least outside of Amish country. But I do enjoy a delicious piece of shoo-fly pie! So I thought, “why not?” Maybe you would enjoy it as well!
For those of you unfamiliar with shoo-fly pie, it is a molasses crumb pie. The bottom layer is gooey and sweet, and the top is a crumble. As usual, there are many variations and style. Some people make a style with no gooey bottom layer – but frankly, that is the best part! 🙂 As I mentioned before, my mom was an amazing pie-baker… she often made this pie, along with apple, cherry, pumpkin, and more. I loved it.
Start with a prepared pie crust. You can use this recipe: Easy, Flaky Pie Crust
Mix the crumble ingredients together with a pastry blender. Set aside 3/4 cup crumbs for topping. To the remaining crumbs, add the Karo, molasses, egg, and water.
Mix the soda with an additional 1/4 cup hot water, and stir into mixture.
Pour wet mixture into pie crust, sprinkle with reserved crumbs.
Bake at 350º for 45 minutes. Eat with a dollop of ice cream and some hot coffee! 🙂
How about you? Have you ever heard of Shoo-Fly pie? Ever eaten it?
Amish-Style Shoo-Fly Pie
- 1 cup flour
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 beaten egg
- 3/4 cup dark Karo
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1 cup hot water divided
- 1 tsp soda
- Combine flour, butter, and brown sugar..
- Save 3/4 cup crumbs for topping. to the rest, add:
- Karo, molasses, egg, and water. Mix well.
- Mix 1/4 cup additional hot water with soda, add to mixture.
- Pour into unbaked pie shell.
- Sprinkle crumbs on top.
- Bake for 45 min at 350.