This recipe came from Lehigh County. PA


  • Filling:
  • l cup molasses
  • l heaping teasp soda
  • l cup boiling water
  • 2/3 of the crumb mixture
  • Crumbs:
  • 3 heaping cups sifted flour
  • l cup sugar
  • l/2 cup butter
  • pinch of salt


Line 2 8" pie pans with rich pastry of your choice. Dissolve soda in molasses, stir till it foams, add boiling water. Mix crumbs. Add 2/3 crumb mixture to filling mixture, blend, and spread in bottom of pies. Scatter remaining crumb mixture over top of pies. Bake at 375 for about l/2 hour, till crumbs and crust are golden.

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