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Recipe | Shoo-Fly Pie


Don’t let the name scare you away! Shoo-Fly Pie is an Amish, and Lancaster County, pastime that tastes a whole lot better than it sounds. This delicious sensation has been a favorite dessert served on many Amish families’ tables for many years.

If you are not able to visit Lancaster County, or The Amish Village, to buy a Shoo-Fly pie, we want to provide you with a Lancaster County recipe. With just a few simple steps you can bring Lancaster County to your home by making your very own Shoo-Fly Pie.

The recipe we are providing can be found in the Lancaster County Amish Cookbook that is found in our Gift Shop and our Village Store. This recipe is written by Mrs. Fannie Fisher.

Shopping List


1 Cup Molasses

½ Cup Brown Sugar

2 Eggs

1 Cup Hot Water

1 Teaspoon Baking Soda (Dissolved in Hot Water)


2 Cups Flour

¾ Cup Brown Sugar

1/3 Cup Lard

Put half of syrup in pie crust, then add half of crumbs. Add remaining syrup and other half of crumbs. Bake 10 minutes at 400°. Reduce to 350° and bake for 50 minutes. Makes 2 pies.