COUNTRY "MOLASSES" PIE RECIPE
Some people call this "Shoo-fly Pie" because it is so sweet that it attracts flies from miles around. No Pennsylvania Dutch recipe collection would be
complete without a good molasses pie recipe; this is one of the best.
Place in a
mixing bowl ¾ cup flour (generous measure), ½ cup granulated sugar, 1 generous
tablespoon of butter. Crumble all together with the hands until quite fine.
To ¾ cup of New Orleans (baking) molasses add ¾ cup of
boiling water and ¾ teaspoon of soda. Beat together the molasses, water and soda
until the mixture is foamy and rises to top of cup. Then pour into a
medium-sized pie tin, lined with pie crust (the pie tin should not be small or
the mixture, when baking, will rise over top of pan).
Sprinkle the prepared crumbs thickly over the
molasses mixture and with a spoon distribute the crumbs well through the mixture.
Bake in a moderate oven from 25 to 30 minutes and you
will have the old-fashioned pie your grandmother used to bake.
Have a sweet weekend!