Shoo-fly Pie

If the you don’t like a strong molasses flavor you can use 1/2 cup molasses and 1/2 cup Golden Syrup rather than a full cup of molasses.


  • 1 unbaked 9″ pie crust
  • 1 cup flour

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 cup boiling water

  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 egg, beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 325 F and baking sheet covered in foil (to catch any overflow) on the rack.

Mix the dry ingredients together with a pastry blender until it resembles coarse crumbs. Alternatively mix the flour, sugar and spices together, then cut in the butter with a knife and rub between your fingertips until it resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.

Beat together the molasses, syrup and egg. Add the baking soda to the boiling water, then add to the molasses mixture and stir well. Pour molasses mixture into the piecrust.

Spoon the crumbs over the top (they will sink in). Place the pie on the baking sheet and bake for about 40 minutes or until it is set and dark brown. Serve warm with whipped cream .


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