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Shoofly Pie Recipe

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 392kcal
This easy shoofly pie recipe is so delicious, I just know you are going to love it! Simple to make, this molasses pie is wonderfully rich and is definitely a must try!
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  • 1 Pre-made or store-bought pie crust
  • ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup + 1 Tablespoon brown sugar divided
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter cut in to 1” cubes
  • 1 cup hot water
  • ½ cup unsulfured molasses
  • 1 3 ounce package chocolate pudding
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg beaten


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Make sure your pie crust is in a pie dish ready to go and set it aside.
  • In a bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, 1 Tablespoon brown sugar, ground ginger, and allspice. Add in the butter and mix together with a pastry blender until the butter has broken down and the mixture takes on the appearance of coarse meal. Set aside.
  • Take another bowl and mix together the hot water, molasses, chocolate pudding, ¾ cup brown sugar, vanilla extract, and baking soda until everything is combined. Whisk in the egg and then pour into the pie crust.
  • Carefully sprinkle the crumble mixture on top of the molasses layer and then place in the oven.
  • Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
  • Lower the temperature to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for another 30 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool before serving.
  • Plate and enjoy!


Instead of using the pastry cutter, you can also place your flour, seasonings, and butter into a food processor and pulse until all of the ingredients are incorporated and the butter has been broken down to pea size.
  • Allow your shoofly pie to cool completely before cutting and serving. The pie filling will be very oozy when it is still warm.


Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 406mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 249IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 2mg