shoo-fly pie recipe from Platter Talk
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Shoo-Fly Pie Recipe

Shoofly pie hails from the Pennsylvania Dutch and has since become a classic Amish Pie that you can make at home in under an hour. Adapted from the New York Times.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Amish, Mennonite
Keyword: Shoo Fly Pie, Shoofly Pie
Servings: 8
Calories: 483kcal
Author: Dan from Platter Talk


  • 1 pie crust rolled flat and placed in a 9-inch pie plate.
  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 1.5 cup brown sugar dark
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup butter cold and unsalted
  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • 3/4 cup water boiling
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda


  • Preheat oven to 450° F. Prepare pie crust from scratch or use a store-bought one.

Make the Crumb Topping

  • Combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg in a bowl, add a pinch of salt and mix well. Use a fork or pastry cutter work in the butter, until you have a pebbly consistency.

Make the Filling

  • Add the molasses and water along with baking soda, all into a mixing bowl and combine well. Pour the mixture into a prepared pie shell. Evenly sprinkle the crumb topping on top.
  • Bake in the oven for 15 minutes and then reduce the oven temperature to 350° and bake for 20 more minutes. The shoo-fly pie is done when it is set and firm.


Calories: 483kcal | Carbohydrates: 92g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 246mg | Potassium: 563mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 63g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 3.5mg