Shoofly Pie

Shoofly Pie
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Shoofly Pie
Julie Ruggirello

Shoofly Pie

Sticky and sweet, molasses is an under-utilized pantry staple. Make this simple pie crust or use a store-bought crust for easy baking.

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8
Servings
599
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the dough

  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • 12 Tablespoons (1 ½ sticks) cold butter, cubed
  • ¼ Cup ice water, plus more if needed

For the topping

  • 1 Cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ Cup brown sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ Teaspoon salt
  • 6 Tablespoons (½ stick) cold butter, cubed

For the filling

  • 1 Cup boiling water
  • 1 Cup unsulphured molasses
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 large egg, beaten

Directions

For the dough

In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a dough blade, mix the flour, sugar, and salt. Add in the butter and pulse until the mixture forms pea-size crumbs. Pour in the water a little bit at a time and pulse to mix after each addition. Add just enough water to form a ball of dough. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and rest it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes and up to overnight.

For the topping

In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, cinnamon, and salt together. Mix in the butter, crushing it into the mixture with your hands, until you form crumbs. Reserve the topping for later use.

For the filling

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch pie dish with butter or nonstick cooking spray.

Roll the dough out to ⅛-inch-thick and place in the prepared pie dish, crimping the edges as desired. Rest the pie dough in the refrigerator while you prepare the filling.

Mix together the boiling water, molasses, baking soda, vanilla, salt, and egg. Pour the filling into the pie crust and top with the crumb topping (some of the topping will sink into the pie). Bake until the filling sets and the topping is brown, about 50 minutes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
19g
27%
Sugar
20g
22%
Saturated Fat
9g
38%
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Carbohydrate, by difference
94g
72%
Protein
11g
24%
Vitamin A, RAE
85µg
12%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
43mg
4%
Choline, total
10mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
177µg
44%
Iron, Fe
7mg
39%
Magnesium, Mg
35mg
11%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
7mg
50%
Phosphorus, P
130mg
19%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
27µg
49%
Sodium, Na
250mg
17%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
38g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Pie Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Pie Cooking Tip

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