I have heard about Shoofly Pie ever since I can rememeber but never really knew what was in it- so I did some research and found a recipe for those of you who did not know like me.
If you actually make one please let me know!
1 unbaked 9" pie crust
1 cup flour
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/3 cup butter
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup light molasses
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
1 tsp. baking soda
1 egg beaten
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix the crumb topping together until you get fine crumbs. Set aside.
Mix molasses and corn syrup and add boiling water- mix well. Add baking soda and beaten egg and mix well again. Spoon mixture into the unbaked pie shell, spoon the crumb topping onto the top of the pie. Place the pie on a baking sheet covered with aluminum foil and bake for 40 minutes or until pie is medium set and dark brown. Can be served warm or cold and topped with whip cream.
This is a traditional Pennsylvania Dutch dessert. The ingredients are ones that were long lasting on the long ocean journey the German immigrants made to America.
Legend has it that the unusual name for this pie came from the fact that pies were sat in windowsills to cool and due to the sweet ingredients the cooks would have to constantly shoo flies away from the pie.