Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Shoo fly pie


Growing up in central Pennsylvania, I was treated to lots of fabulous desserts courtesy of the Amish and Mennonite communities that lived around us.  One of my favorites was Shoo Fly Pie, and my mother, God bless her, was able to obtain an authentic recipe for this amazing treat.  Don't even think about messing with this ingredient list other than whether you choose shortening or butter ;-)

Shoo Fly Pie
via RuthAnn Lavin, her notes included below

This recipe makes the ingredients for two pies, so you need to make two bottom crusts and bake them.

Mix together the following 3 ingredients until it is a crumb mixture:
2 C Flour
1 3/4 C Brown Sugar
1/2 C Shortening (I use Butter)

In a second bowl mix together the following 3 ingredients:
1 C Boiling Water
3/4 C Baking Syrup  (I use 1/2 C Molasses and 1/4 C Karo Dark Corn Syrup)
1 tsp Baking Soda

Pour some of the Molasses mixture into baked pie shell and then add some of the crumb mixture.  Repeat until both mixtures are used, ending with crumb mixture.  Bake 350 degrees for 1/2 hour.    Happy baking!!

1 comment:

~RED~ said...

OMG woman, this looks delsih!!!!!! SAving!!!