Shoo Fly Pie

Welcome to the month of September, or should i say Pie Season. For the entire month of September I give you delicious recipes for pies, cobblers, and other tasty pie related recipes in prep for the holiday season.


  • one 9 inch pie dough, (make/buy)
  • 3/4 molasses
  • 1 cup water (hot)
  • 3/4 t baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 t nutmeg
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1/8 t salt / pinch


  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Add your pie dough to the 9 inch pie pan, crimping the sides to make it look prettier.
  3. Mix flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, & salt all together in a bowl. Crumble in the room temperature butter, until a nice cornmeal consistency appears.
  4. Next you’ll want to combine molasses, water, egg and the baking soda. MIX well. Pour into the pie pan.
  5. Add the flour combination onto the molasses mixture and stick into the oven for 15 minutes at 425
  6. Lower the heat to 350 F and bake the pie for 20 minutes more or until the pie is set.

You wanted to know why it’s called Shoo-Fly Pie? Because during the early years of our country, the majority of baking was done outside. Flies would be attracted to the sweet sticky molasses, therefore be-gone flies.

Here’s the pie recipe I use every year – Pie Dough.

pies and tarts

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