Shoofly Pie
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Classic Pennsylvania Dutch Shoofly Pie, laced with cinnamon and nutmeg, is a breakfast treat best served warm with strong coffee.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Pennsylvania Dutch
Serves: 8
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp grated nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup warm strong coffee
  • ½ cup dark unsulfered molasses
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • One 9-inch prepared, unbaked pie shell
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Using a pastry cutter or food processor, work the flour, sugars, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and baking powder to form a loose crumb texture. Remove ¼ cup of the crumbs and reserve.
  3. In a separate work bowl, combine the warm coffee and molasses and stir until the molasses is dissolved. Add the baking soda, and stir gently to dissolve it.
  4. Pour the liquid into the crumb mixture and fold gently to combine well. Pour this into a prepared pie shell, then scatter the reserved crumbs over the top.
  5. Bake the pie in the middle of the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until the center of the pie is firm and cakelike.
  6. Serve hot from the oven or cool on a rack and serve at room temperature.
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