Recipe for Shoo Fly Pie

Esther Keim’s Recipe for Shoo Fly Pie by J.E.B. Spredemann

When I visited Pennsylvania in 2014, I enjoyed my first ever slice of Shoo Fly Pie. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint. Oh, my. If you ever get a chance to try it, you absolutely must.
If you’re the adventurous type and you enjoy baking, you may want to try out this recipe by my friend, Esther.


J. Spredemann

Shoo Fly Pie by Esther Keim


1 cup flour
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp. butter (crumbled)
1 cup light molasses (or1/2 cup Karo syrup)
3/4 cup boiling water
1tsp. baking soda
1 egg, beaten
Prepared pie shell


Preheat oven to 375*. Mix the flour, brown sugar, and butter together in a small bowl. In another bowl, mix the molasses, boiling water, soda, and beaten egg. Add half the crumb mixture to the liquid mixture, but do not beat. Pour into the prepared pie shell and cover the top with the remaining crumbs. Bake for 10 min.; then lower oven temp. to 350*. Bake for another 30 min. May be served as a breakfast pie or as dessert.

(Printed by permission.)

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