Favorite Shoofly Pie

Favorite Shoofly Pie

This Pennsylvania Dutch dessert specialty with a dark molasses filling is best served warmed and topped with whipped cream.

30 min. prep time
8 servings
252 Ratings



1 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 to 4 tablespoons cold water


3/4 cup hot water
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup mild-flavor molasses or dark corn syrup
1 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons cold Land O Lakes® Butter
1 teaspoon vanilla


Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream, whipped, sweetened, if desired


Heat oven to 400°F.

Combine 1 cup flour and salt in bowl; cut in 1/3 cup butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Mix in enough water until flour is moistened. Shape into ball.

Roll out dough into 12-inch circle on lightly floured surface. Fold into quarters. Place into 9 1/2-inch deep-dish pie plate; unfold, pressing firmly against bottom and sides. Crimp or flute edge.

Combine hot water and 1 teaspoon baking soda in bowl. Stir in molasses. Set aside.

Combine 1 cup flour and brown sugar in another bowl. Cut in 2 tablespoons butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Reserve 1/2 cup crumbs.

Add molasses mixture, egg and vanilla to remaining crumb mixture. Beat until well mixed. Pour mixture into prepared crust; sprinkle with the reserved crumb mixture. Bake 10 minutes.

Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.

Bake 35-40 minutes or until filling is set. Serve warm with whipped cream, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 370

Fat: 11g

Cholesterol: 55mg

Sodium: 310mg

Carbohydrates: 63g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 4g

Recipe #13406©2005Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

First time trying and it was delicious! I used a graham cracker crust and it turned out wonderful! It did take quite a bit longer for it to finish, approximately 20+ minutes, but it was well worth the wait. Will make again.
I cheated and used an already prepared crust. I have had authentic Pennsylvania Dutch Shoofly Pie and can honestly say, this is the closest recipe I have made to the real deal! I was so thrilled. This pie is excellent for breakfast or brunch, or dessert. I used the molasses in my pie. My son even loved it and asks me to make it again surprisingly often.

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