Shoo-Fly Pie Recipe II

Shoo-fly pie is a Pennsylvania Dutch dessert with a delicious gooey bottom and a crumb top, with a distinct molasses flavor (there are also dry-bottom versions that aren't as gooey). I grew up eating store bought shoo-fly pie all the time, but you just can't find it outside of the Pennsylvania Dutch region. We have an old family recipe, Great Grandma's Shoo-Fly Pie, but that one's a little dry for my taste, and the molasses flavor is a bit too strong. So, I went testing online recipes, found one I really liked at Taste of Home, and then tweaked it just a tiny bit.

I use a pre-made pie crust (the kind you unroll into a pan, not the kind already in a pan), and I don't bother to blind bake it. Unlike something like apple pie, the crust really isn't all that critical to a good shoo-fly pie. The filling really is the main focus of the dish. The only drawback from using a pre-made pie crust is that there are no trimmings left over for that other classic Pennsylvania Dutch dessert, milk pies.

Shoo-Fly Pie Recipe

Ingredients Pie Crust

Ingredients Topping

Ingredients Filling

Preparation