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Lancaster County Wet Bottom Shoo-fly Pie

Makes two 8-inch pies


1-1/2 cups boiling water
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup molasses

Dissolve baking soda in molasses; Stir mixture until foamy. Add hot water. Divide filling between two 8-inch crusts.


Crumb Topping:
4 cups flour
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup butter

Incorporate butter into dry ingredients to form fine crumbs. Sprinkle thickly on top of filling. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 30-40 min.


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