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Traditional Shoo-fly Pie

Makes two 9-inch pies


Line two 9-inch pie pans with homemade crust and chill. (Or chill store-bought unbaked piecrusts.)

1 cup molasses
1 tsp. baking soda
1 cup warm water

Stir baking soda into warm water. Add molasses. Stir until foamy.

2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 to 1/3 cup butter

Mix flour, sugar and baking soda. Use pastry blender to cut shortening into flour mixture until it makes very fine crumbs.

Pour molasses mixture into chilled piecrusts. Sprinkle crumbs over the top. Bake in oven at 425 degrees F. for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F. And bake until crust is browned and the filling is set, usually about 35 minutes.


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