- 1 9" pie shell
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup butter
- 3/4 t baking soda
- 1/8 t ground nutmeg
- 1 pinch ginger
- 1 pinch cinnamon
- 1 pinch cloves
- 1/4 t salt
- 3/4 cup molasses
- 3/4 cup hot water
- Preheat oven to 450F
- Combine flour & brown sugar in mixing bowl. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.
- In a separate bowl, combine baking soda, spices and salt. Stir in molasses, then hot water until smooth.
- Sprinkle a layer of crumb mixture into pie shell, then cover with a layer of the molasses mixture. Alternate in this way ending with crumb mixture covering the top.
- Place pie on a tray in case of overflow.
- Bake in 450F for 15 minutes then reduce heat to 350F and bake an additional 20-25 minutes.
- Pie should be done when it does not jiggle.
- Cool, slice, and eat!
- This is an interesting Pennsylvania Dutch pie that is sure to make for fun conversation. It is really like no other pie. The topping reminds me of our cobbler topping, but it bakes up like a cake with the baking soda in there.
- Winter at the farmers market can sometimes seem a little bare, but you are sure to find some local molasses and this is a great way to use it.
- We serve this with a little sweetened whipped cream!
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