Apple Shoofly Pie is a Pennsylvania Dutch/Amish classic, incorporating all the delectable flavors of America. Enjoy with a hearty American meal. Perfect with a glass of milk.

Apple Shoofly Pie

Apple Shoofly Pie
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Recipe type: Baked Goods
Cuisine: Amish or Penn-Dutch
Serves: 1 pie
  • 1/4 Cup unsalted butter; cut up
  • 1 Cup flour
  • 1/3 Cup brown sugar; packed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 Cup molasses
  • 1/3 Cup water; boiling
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 large red delicious apples; peeled cored/coarsely chopped
  • 1 9-inch deepdish pie shell unbaked
  1. To prepare crumb mixture: Process butter, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt in a food processor until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  2. To make filling: Dissolve molasses in boiling water in a large bowl. Stir in baking soda. Add about 2/3 of the crumb mixture and all of the chopped apples, and mix until crumbs are moistened. Spoon into pie shell. Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture on top.
  3. Bake in a preheated 375-degree oven until filling is set, about 40 minutes.


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