Shoofly Pie
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
Serves: 1 pie
  • 1 9-inch pie crust (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1 cup molasses
  • ⅔ cup boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Topping:
  • 3½cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup shortening, softened
  • Dash of salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the molasses, boiling water, and baking soda.
  3. Pour the mixture into the unbaked pie shell.
  4. To make the topping: In a large bowl, mix the flour with the sugar, shortening, and salt.
  5. Spread this on top of the molasses mixture in the pie shell.
  6. Bake until the center of the pie is set, about 45 minutes.
  7. Cool on a wire rack or windowsill until the pie is firm, about 45 minutes.
  8. Store any leftovers in a sealed cake safe.
  9. The pie will keep for about 5 days.
Recipe by Amish 365 at