Shoo-Fly Recipe

Here is my family's recipe for shoo-fly pie. It's a Pennsylvania Dutch dessert made with molasses. I grew up eating store bought shoo-fly pie all the time, but you just can't find it even a couple hours outside of the Pennsylvania Dutch region. So, if I want it now, I have to make my own. This is the recipe that my great grandmother used, but I have no idea where she got it from - whether it was passed down to her, or picked up from a family friend. According to her, Grandma's brand molasses was the best.

If you're used to store bought shoo-fly pie (i.e. if you shop at Redner's), this recipe is a little drier, and with a stonger molasses flavor. My daughter actually likes the store bought better, but everyone else in the family likes this recipe better.

Shoo-Fly Pie Recipe