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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.

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30 min
Prep Time
1 hr 25 min
Total Time



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.

Nutrition (1 serving)

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