Shoofly Pie Recipe

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SHOOFLY PIE

Deborah Carter-McGee-Plowman

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@Mimiplowman

This is another recipe I found in a old cookbook. I just love the name of this pie, makes me wonder if it got it name by ladies trying to keep flys off food back in the old days. I can just see some lady with her fan in hand swing it over a pie and telling flies to shoo.


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Ingredients

1
recipe plain pastry
1 1/2 c
sifted flour
1 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1/8 tsp
salt
1/4 c
shortening
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 c
hot water
1/2 c
molasses

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Line 2 piepans with pastry.
2
Make crumbs by combining flour, sugar, salt and shortening.
3
Disslove soda in hot water and combine with molasses.
4
Add 3/4 of crumbs, pour into pastry-lined pans and top with remaining crumbs,
5
Bake in very hot oven (450 degrees) 10 minutes.
6
Then reduce temperature to moderate (350 degrees) and bake 20 to 30 minutes longer or until firm.

Makes 2 (9 inch) pies.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy