Country Molasses Pie is also known as Shoofly or Shoo-Fly Pie because once set to cool, its sweetness attracted flies. The pie is very sweet, indeed, and will attract the most finicky sweet-tooth in your family. Perfect with a cold glass of milk, lemonade or apple cider. Cut the sweetness by serving a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a big dollop of whipped cream.
- 3/4 Cup flour
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 1/4 Cup water; boiling
- 1/2 Cup sugar
- 1/4 Cup molasses
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 Cup flour
- 1/3 Cup plus 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, grated
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Mix the first 3 ingredients together, using the hands, and pinching mixture until very fine.
- Roll out and line pie dish (deep dish is recommended).
- Add the water to the molasses and soda and beat until this is foamy and rises.
- Pour this into a pie pan lined with pastry crust (a deep pan is preferable) and taking a spoon, spread the molasses filling evenly.
- Mix the dry Topping ingredients and cut in the butter until you have a very dry, crumbly mixture that does not clump. Sprinkle over the top of the pie.
- Bake at 325 degrees F. for 30 minutes. Set out to cool, but remember to cover with a net to keep the flies away. Serve cool, at room temperature.
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