Friday, June 12, 2009

Shoofly Pie




Mix for crumbs: (reserving ½ cup for topping)

2/3 cup brown sugar

1 Tablespoon solid shortening

1 cup flour


Filling:

1 cup molasses (good and thick)

¾ cup boiling water

1 egg beaten

1Teaspoon baking soda


Combine soda with boiling water, then add egg and syrup. Add crumb mixture (this will be lumpy). Pour into unbaked pie crust and cover with reserved crumbs. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for an additional 35-45 minutes (until firm). When cut into, the bottom may be "wet." This is okay, and is called a "wet bottom shoo fly pie."