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Shoo Fly Pie


  • 3/4 cup dark molasses
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 /2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 /4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 unbaked (9-inch) pie crust


Preheat oven to 375°.

Mix molasses with hot water.

Sift together flour, sugar, and soda.

Cut in butter until it resembles coarse meal.

Pour one-third of liquid mixture into unbaked pie shell and top with one-third of crumb mixture.

Repeat twice, ending with crumb mixture.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.

Serves 8.

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