Shoofly Pie

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  •  teaspoon salt
  • ¼ pound (1 stick) cold unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup molasses
  • ¾ cup boiling water
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 single crust pie pastry

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Make the crumb topping: Mix flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt together in a bowl. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter until the consistency resembles cornmeal.
  3. Combine molasses, water and baking soda and pour into pastry shell. Spoon the crumb mixture evenly over the top. Bake 15 minutes, lower the heat to 350 degrees and bake 20 minutes longer, or until set and firm.

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