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Modern Shoo-fly Pie

Makes two 9-inch pies


2 unbaked 9" pie shells

Bottom (liquid) mixture:
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup dark molasses
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 tsp. baking soda
1 Tbsp. flour
2 cups boiling water

Crumb mixture:
2 cups flour
1 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup butter


Combine all "bottom" ingredients; chill. Mix together "crumb mixture" ingredients to form crumbs. Pour bottom (liquid) mixture into unbaked crusts. Sprinkle crumbs on top. Bake 350 degrees F. for 35-45 minutes.


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