Shoofly Pie

Bird-in-Hand Village Inn & Suites

2695 Old Philadelphia Pike , Bird In Hand, PA 17505 USA


  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda, dissolved in hot water
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 8" pie shells


  1. Mix first 5 ingredients together adding baking soda last. Pour into pie shell.
  2. Mix crumbs together (flour, shortening & brown sugar) with hands and sprinkle on top.
  3. Bake at 400 for 10 minutes, then 350 for 50 minutes.
About this recipe:

Shoofly Pie has been made by the Amish and Mennonites in Lancaster County for many generations. Today at the Bird-in-Hand Bakery (and Village Inn of Bird-in-Hand), we bake our Shoofly Pies using a wet-bottom Shoofly Pie recipe that has been handed down from our Grandma Smucker's kitchen (which is very similar to this one).