This recipe came from Lancaster County, PA


  • Filling:
  • l l/2 cups boiling water
  • l teasp baking soda
  • 1 cup molasses
  • Crumbs:
  • 4 cups sifted flour
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • l cup shortening
  • l/4 teas salt


Use any pastry recipe you prefer and roll our 2 crusts, placing one in each of 2 pie tins. Pour boiling water over soda in a bowl and stir in molasses. Pour filling into pie shells, half filling. Mix ingredients for crumbs and sprinkle thickly on top of each pie.
Bake in a 350 oven for 30-40 minutes till nicely browned.
Makes 2 8" pies.

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: Pennsylvania Dutch Cookbook
Submitted By: Dorothy Painter
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