After following the recipe to a “T”, this is our final written word.
Line 2 pie pans with pie crust
3 cups of flour, 1 cup of Brown Sugar, (may use white) a generous 1/2 cups of shortening ( I split 1/2 Lard – 1/2 Butter) Mix with fingers till it resembles fine crumbs. Reserve 1 cup of crumbs to put on top of pie.
2. To the remaining crumbs add one teaspoon of cinnamon and one teaspoon of nutmeg.
3. Dissolve 1/2 teaspoon of Baking Soda in 1/2 teaspoon of Vinegar.
4. Mix together 1 cup of Dark Molasses with 1 cup of boiling water, add dissolved Baking Soda and Vinegar to Molasses mixture.
5. Add all to crumb mix, mix well, pour batter into lined pie pans.
6. Sprinkle the reserved crumbs evenly over the two pies.
7. Bake in 350 deg oven 30-45 minute until tooth pick comes out clear.
I really enjoyed this post! I remember reading about Shoo-Fly Pie in books when I was little. I didn’t know what it was, so I asked my mother about it. After learning what it was, I was not successful in my begging efforts to get her to make it. Oh, no, too much sugar, bad, bad, bad.
Thanks For the read. We shall call this the Holiday 15, lbs. that is. Up there in NH you need a bit of sugar with the tea and coffee. Have a great Thanksgiving. Say Hi to the old Sailor from this ancient Marine.
Thanks! I will confess to having a sweet tooth. 🙂
Marvelous post! I particularly enjoyed the three photos of the special nurses.
We’ve been blessed with a wonderful family and give thanks daily for our blessing. Of course, a bit remote at this time, but I’m sure he’s listening. Being careful so I don’t have to say thankyou in person. Eat well and enjoy!
Thanks, Rooster. Have a good Thanksgiving!
Try again so please lmk if you got this happy family memories 🤟❤️
Shoo-Fly Pie used to be my favorite! Then over the years I forgot it existed. Thanks for writing about it. I might have to try making it. Love the pics, too.
Thanks Chrissi, You’ve been ever faithful to the post a day Thanksgiving. You are an inspiring human being. Happiness Eng, just love that title. Careful on the slopes, if snow ever comes.
Ha. I have to admit I cheat. I try to write three a month and schedule them to go out each day. I used to write and post the same day, but it got stressful. Thanks for the slope wishes. We were out last weekend, and it was so good to be back on the board.