Favorite Shoofly Pie
Favorite Shoofly Pie Recipe

Favorite Shoofly Pie

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

30 min
1 hr 25 min



1 cup all-purpose flour

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup cold Land O Lakes® Butter

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 large Land O Lakes® Egg, beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla


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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 400°F.

  2. STEP 2

    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.

  3. STEP 3

    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.

  4. STEP 4

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

  5. STEP 5

    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.

  6. STEP 6

    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.

  7. STEP 7

    Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.

  8. STEP 8

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


11Fat (mg)
55Cholesterol (mg)
310Sodium (mg)
63Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
4Protein (g)


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  October 07, 2017

I have made this recipe a couple of times now. So delicious! Nothing like this that I know of here in New Zealand, it is very easy to make and has an awesome flavour.

— says Jess
  June 03, 2016

I have been searching for a pie that came as close as possible to a real Amish Shoofly Pie. The Dutch dessert is so incredibly wonderful and this recipe came close if not better than the one I had from Pennsylvania. It's moist and so addicting ! I had to control myself to eat the entire pie, it's that good!!!!!!

— says Pamela
  January 10, 2011

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.

— says Sam M.
  April 10, 2010

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.

— says Karen
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