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Authentic Pennsylvania Dutch Shoo Fly Pie

Cuisine: German
Courses: Pies
Serves: 8 people

Recipe Ingredients

1/2 cup 118mlBaking molasses
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlBaking soda
3/4 cup 46g / 1.6ozFlour
2 tablespoons 30mlButter
1/8 teaspoon 0.6mlGround ginger
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlCinnamon
1   Pastry for 9 inch pie
1   Egg yolk
3/4 cup 177mlBoiling water
1/2 cup 80g / 2.8ozBrown sugar
1/8 teaspoon 0.6mlNutmeg
1/8 teaspoon 0.6mlGround cloves
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlSalt

Recipe Instructions

Dissolve soda in boiling water and add to egg and molasses. Set aside. Stir dry ingredients together, mixing well. Cut in shortening until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Pour molasses into pie shell. Sprinkle crumbs evenly over top. Do not stir. Bake at 450F for 15 minutes then reduce heat to 350F and bake 20 minutes longer.

Cool and serve.

The Best of Ethnic Home Cooking, Mary Poulos Wilde


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