Shoofly Pie

My grandmother made the best Shoofly Pie in the tradition of the Pennsylvania Dutch. Shoofly pie is to the Pennsylvania Dutch as Pecan Pie is to a southerner. --Mark Morgan

Line pastry with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes. Remove foil; brush crust with egg yolk. Bake 5 minutes longer; cool on a wire rack. For filling,...


Ingredients

  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked pastry shell
  • 1 egg yolk, slightly beaten
  • FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Dash salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter

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