Shoofly Pie (Aliases: Shoo Fly Pie, Shoo-fly Pie, Shoe Fly Pie) is a gooey molasses-based confection best known as a regional specialty of Pennsylvania and for its association with Amish and Mennonite Country. Want to know about the wet- versus dry-bottom debate or which molasses to use? Read on.
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It's sweet pies that I'm seeking for upcoming holiday dinners, including Thanksgiving. Oh, it's nice to bake a pie, especially with so many seasonal ingredients in the offing, but sometimes there's no time for such tasks, which makes the convenience of pie shops particularly alluring. I've scoured the streets of Seattle looking for a selection of pie places to alleviate you of your baking burden. Here are 8 great choices.
Slight variations on Shoo-fly pie abound. This wet-bottom technique recipe hails from Lancaster county where my college roommate's family settled generations ago.
When traveling through the rolling corn fields of Eastern Pennsylvania, it's hard to limit the number of stops one can make at this or that roadside farm stand. Thankfully, the Kutztown outpost of Renningers Antiques and Farmers Market kills several birds with one convenient, folksy stone. The market stalls are teeming with Pennsylvania Dutch classics like sauerkraut baked beans, shoo-fly pie, pretzels, horehound candy (who still eats horehound candy?!) and all manner of cured meats.