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Molasses Pie - a simple PA Dutch Amish pie | Similar to a shoofly pie | Chewy, sweet, unique - delicious | www.craftycookingmama.com

Old Fashioned Molasses Pie

Molasses Pie - a not as well known PA Dutch pie. Chewy, sweet, unique - delicious!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course baked goods
Cuisine American, PA Dutch, Pennsylvania Dutch
Servings 6 -8 slices


  • 1 prepared 9" pie crust
  • 3/4 cup flour heaping
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon butter or butter substitute for vegans
  • 1/4 cup molasses unsulphured
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda


  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Combine flour and sugar in a mixing bowl.
  • Using a pastry blender, cut in butter/butter substitute until mixture is fine crumbed.
  • Pour molasses in a separate mixing bowl.
  • In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil.
  • Add 1/4 cup boiling water and baking soda to molasses.
  • Stir until mixture is foamy/frothy and rises.
  • Pour molasses mixture into pie crust/tin.
  • Sprinkle the flour mixture over molasses, stirring it in until combined.
  • Even out top of pie.
  • Just to prevent a mess - place pie tin on a cookie sheet - this pie can bake/spill over.
  • Bake for about 25 minutes. Pie will rise and then start to settle.
  • Cool on wire rack. We enjoy this perfectly plain, but some walnuts or pecans would compliment this nicely. Enjoy :)
Keyword molasses, molasses desserts, molasses pie, shoofly pie