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Shoo Fly Pie

Russ Myers


Shoo Fly Pie may be a variation of the older Treacle Tart. Treacle is the British generic name for any syrup made during the refining of sugar can; i.e. Treacle, Black Treacle, Molasses, Golden Syrup, and Blackstrap are all treacles. During the 17th century, treacle was used chiefly as a cheap form of sweetener. By the 1700’s, refined sugar became affordable to the masses in Britain and overtook treacle as a general sweetener. Molasses was often substituted for treacle in colonial American recipes. Many early cookbooks have Molasses Pie recipes.


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6 to 8 Servings
20 Min
1 Hr


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1 c
1/3 c
brown sugar
2 Tbsp
1/4 tsp


1/2 c
1/4 c
brown sugar
1/2 c
hot water
1/2 tsp
baking soda, dissolved in hot water

How to Make Shoo Fly Pie


  • 1Preheat ove to 400 F.

    In a small bowl combine the flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon

    Cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs
  • 2In another bowl mix together the molasses, brown sugar, and egg, until well combined: while stirring add the hot water/ baking soda mixture.
  • 3Line a 9 inch pie pan with a crust

    Pour half the syrup mixture into the lined pan.

    Add half the crumb mixture.

    Add the remaining syrup, then the remaining crumbs.

    Bake the pie for 10 minutes at 400 F then reduce the oven temperature to 350 F and bake an additional 50 minutes.

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About Shoo Fly Pie

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: English
Other Tag: Heirloom

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