You should have seen the look on Mr. D’s face when he walked in last night and saw this pie sitting on the counter. This is seriously his favorite dessert. He wants me to make this on his birthday, every holiday and at least once a month.
It is good straight out of the oven, after its been sitting at room temperature or cold in the refrigerator.
It is a special recipe perfected by his Grandmom years ago before she passed. I remember her and her son (my father-in-law) working in the kitchen for hours making pie after pie until she got it right.
Start with your favorite crust. Homemade or a refrigerated pie crust. I made mine with some bread flour (it was all I had) and I have to say it came out so light and flaky. I’m making it that way from here on out. Just look at that yummy golden crust filled with a molasses goodness!
This is a little different from your traditional Shoofly as it doesn’t have that gooey bottom. It is more like cake in a crust. If you would like it to be a bit more gooey then just put less of your flour mixture in the liquid step. Recipe below.
Eat it with a fork or just slice a piece and eat it with your fingers. That is my favorite way to eat it…with a cup of coffee, of course.
Here is a picture of the original recipe that Grandmom wrote out for me 22 years ago when I was expecting our third child. It is priceless to me and I keep it framed hanging in my kitchen. If you decide to make this one day, please let me know how you like it.
Do you have a special recipe that was passed on down to you? I would love to hear about it in the comments below.
If case you were wondering…yes, she was from Pennsylvania. 🙂 Excuse me, I’m going to have a piece of pie.