Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Shoo-Fly Pie Recipe

My sister has been begging me to make her a Shoo-Fly Pie for some time now. With all this snow and cold, baking just seems the perfect thing to do, so last Saturday, I finally got around to making the pie. :)

We first discovered this recipe when we were studying the Colonial time period in school. My mom had us try several colonial recipes which was really fun. This recipe was an immediate winner and has been in our recipe stash since then!

Shoo-Fly Pie
1 cup flour
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
4 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup molasses
1 9-inch unbaked pie crust

Mix flour, brown sugar, salt, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves in a large mixing bowl. Mix in butter with a pastry cutter, fork or your hands. Mixture will be crumbly.

Boil water; remove from heat and add baking soda and molasses. Stir well. Put aside 1/3 cup of the flour mixture. Combine the rest with molasses mixture. Pour into pie crust. Sprinkle with remaining flour mixture.

Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 30 minutes. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.

1 comment:

Sandra said...

That looks just delicious! How fun that you found an old-time recipe and made it a keeper for your family.