Shoofly Pie

Shoofly Pie Recipe
Photo: Oxmoor House
The name for this Pennsylvania Dutch treat likely came from the flies it attracts when it's pulled from the oven and left to cool on a breezy windowsill.


Serves 10 (serving size: 1 slice)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Total: 2 Hours, 53 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 270
Fat 6.5 g
Satfat 2.9 g
Monofat 2.5 g
Polyfat 0.6 g
Protein 1.7 g
Carbohydrate 51.7 g
Fiber 0.3 g
Cholesterol 24 mg
Iron 2.1 mg
Sodium 268 mg
Calcium 79 mg


1/2 (14.1-ounce) package refrigerated pie dough
3.4 ounces all-purpose flour (about 3/4 cup)
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup molasses
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup boiling water


1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Fit dough into a 9-inch pie plate. Fold edges under; flute.

3. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Place flour and next 3 ingredients (through salt) in a food processor; process until a sandy texture. Remove and set aside 1/2 cup flour mixture from food processor, reserving remaining mixture in food processor bowl.

4. Combine egg and vanilla in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Gradually add molasses, stirring with a whisk. Stir baking soda into 3/4 cup boiling water. Add baking soda mixture to molasses mixture, whisking until blended. Stir in flour mixture from food processor bowl, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Pour mixture into prepared crust. Sprinkle with reserved 1/2 cup flour mixture.

5. Bake at 350° for 37 minutes or until slightly puffed and surface begins to crack. Cool completely on a wire rack. Serve at room temperature.


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