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.

8
Servings
597
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.

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

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
27g
42%
Sugar
48g
N/A
Saturated Fat
17g
83%
Cholesterol
92mg
31%
Protein
6g
12%
Carbs
84g
28%
Vitamin A
229µg
25%
Vitamin B12
0.1µg
1.8%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
16%
Vitamin D
0.6µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
0.9mg
4.6%
Vitamin K
2µg
3%
Calcium
120mg
12%
Fiber
1g
6%
Folate (food)
18µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
140µg
35%
Folic acid
72µg
N/A
Iron
4mg
24%
Magnesium
116mg
29%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
16%
Phosphorus
85mg
12%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
704mg
20%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
16.1%
Sodium
424mg
18%
Sugars, added
48g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
26%
Trans
1g
N/A
Zinc
0.6mg
3.8%

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