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Pennsylvania Dutch Shoofly Pie – Time to bake a traditional Pennsylvania Dutch Shoofly Pie! In a hurry? Pin the recipe for later.
Sure I read the news but the Food Section of the Washington Post® is a must-read. Over the years, my collection of recipe clippings fill several expandable files. Some of my recipe clippings date back decades. They are classics!
I always look forward to Wednesdays and the yummy surprises found in that section of the paper.
Clippings tend to be easier to collect than the entire section but it is now so much easier to look up the favorites in the paper’s “recipe finder” database where you can search for recipes by ingredient or name.
Subscribe to the paper or buy the cookbook: You’ll want to try all the recipes!
I’ll admit it… reading the Food section over morning coffee is sure to alter my menus for the rest of the week.
Our favorite version is a wet bottom Bottom Pennsylvania Dutch Shoofly Pie!
This week’s section did not disappoint. It had a huge section dedicated to Pennsylvania Dutch cooking and boy do we know about Pennsylvania cuisine.
An entire category of this personal cookbook is dedicated to traditional foods and dishes from central PA as well as multiple anecdotes related to my introduction to Pennsylvania Dutch and Amish food preparation.
As American as Shoofly PieBest of Amish CookingLancaster County Pies
Rather have cake than pie? Make It A Shoo Fly Cake!
Big Valley Amish Cook-Book: a Cookbook From KishacoquillasRecipes From Big Valley!I am not sure how long it will take me to acquire the taste – or even be willing to sample – certain dishes.
However, it does not mean I don’t prepare them for those family members who grew up with this type of cooking and those who have acquired a taste for certain recipes.
I’ll let you in on a little secret…
I’ve acquired a taste for Pennsylvania Dutch Shoofly Pie. Hard to escape it when both your Dad and your husband hail from the same part of the state!
And today, someone special is getting a Pennsylvania Dutch Shoofly Pie for his birthday!
Tradition lives on in this family as it has since the first Pennsylvania German ancestor arrived on these shores courtesy of William Penn.
One branch of the family is , literally, chin deep in German, Dutch , Swiss and even a little French 🙂 In this Big Valley clan, Shoo-Fly Pie is not only a family favorite but a must have at the Thanksgiving table.
The pie just came out of the oven so as soon as it has cooled down, I will cut a piece for you. In the meantime, I will prepare the whipped cream. It’s a little bit of extra to top off the slice of pie and a throwback to the days when some of us (who shall remain nameless) had to find a way to tone down the intense spicy sweetness of molasses. To think that now I buy it by the gallon!
You might call it a coffee cake in a pie shell but holidays in this family would not be absolutely perfect without a Shoo-Fly Pie. Shoo-fly pie with a dollop of fresh whipped cream or extra creamy Cool Whip© on top!
This is a crumb pie unlike any other, one with as many recipe variations as there are cooks who prepare it. You might say molasses are an acquired taste and Shoofly pie is not likely to be found too far out from Pennsylvania Dutch country. You have a dry version and a wet version but in our home, the best Shoo-Fly is a perfectly balanced pie with:
It’s all in how you assemble the few ingredients in our family Shoo-Fly Pie. I use a prepared pie crust (Thank you Pillsbury!) brought to room temperature. Short on time or not ready to try the “layering effect”? You can now buy Shoofly Pie ready made mix!
Don’t miss this step ===> Have everything ready so the pie can be assembled as quickly as possible.
It’s a Pennsylvania classic from our bake oven to yours.Print
Shoo Fly Pie – A Pennsylvania Dutch classic #dessert from our bake oven to yours… Nothing says home style cooking more than a freshly baked Shoofly Pie. Prefer a dry or wet bottom #pie?
Keywords: Shoo Fly Pie, dessert, Pennsylvania Dutch, molasses
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There are versions of Pennsylvania Dutch Shoofly pie made with dark Karo® syrup and without any spices at all. To our taste buds, it makes for a bland pie filling without the intense and traditional flavor of a true, Pennsylvania Dutch Shoo-Fly Pie.
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