RECIPES FROM THE PAST: SHOE FLY PIE

A favorite deliciious Pennsylvania Dutch dessert.

                                         SHOE FLY PIE

Here is another ‘touch of the Dutch,’ Pennsylvania, that is!  Growing up in that  community, I always liked shoe fly pie, especially when it  had a ‘wet bottom.’ It has a taste like no other. this recipe certainly delivers! It has become one of my favorites, passed on by my brother-in-law some thirty years ago He is an excellent pie baker. Who says a man cant’ help himself in the kitchen? Look at all the famous chefs. They were probably tired of their wife’s mundane meals!

It is important to use the right kind of molasses, not  the sweet syrupy kind you drizzle on pancakes. It does make a difference as you will see when you make this delicious dessert.

 
SHOE FLY PIE

  • 1 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. shortening

Mix like pie dough and line the 9 in. pie dish. Save ½ cup of crumbs for top.

  • ½ cup King syrup
  • ½ cup Gold label Brer Rabbit molasses
  • ¾ cup boiling water
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 tsp.  b. soda
  • Mix the ingredient together and pour into the unbaked shell. Put crumbs on top.

Bake 10 min. at 375 degrees, then 30 min at 350

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