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Shoe-Fly Pie Recipe

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This recipe for Shoe-Fly Pie, by , is from Nana Wertz Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.


Added: Wednesday, December 5, 2007


3 C. flour
1 C. brown sugar
1/2 C. soft butter
1 1/2 C. boiling water
1 C. Brer Rabbit baking molasses
1 t. cream of tartar
1 t. baking soda
2 8"unbaked pie shells

Cut the butter into the flour and brown sugar, making a crumb
mixture. Set aside. In large bowl mix boiling water, molasses,
cream of tartar, and baking soda. Divide molasses mixture in 2
pie shells. Divide the crumb mixture on top of the liquid in each
pie. push some of the crumbs into the liquid until the molasses
shows occasionally on top of the crumbs. Bake in 375 oven for
45 minutes.




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