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5 from 4 votes

Shoofly Pie

Shoofly pie is an old-fashioned dessert recipe made with a rich molasses filling and a buttery spiced brown sugar crumb topping. It’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pie, pie recipe, shoofly pie
Servings: 8
Calories: 332kcal


Crumb Topping

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter cold, cubed


  • ¾ cup molasses
  • ¾ cup boiling water
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 9” single crust pie pastry in tin chilled


  • Preheat the oven to 450F.
  • For the crumb topping, combine all the ingredients except the butter into a mixing bowl and stir to combine. Cut in the butter until you reach a consistency of cornmeal.
  • Whisk together molasses, water, and baking soda.
  • Pour into the chilled pie crust and top evenly with the crumb topping.
  • Bake for 15 minutes at 450F and then lower the heat to 350F and bake for an additional 20 minutes or until set.
  • Cool the pie completely on a wire rack before serving.


Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 159mg | Potassium: 510mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 354IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 3mg