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Saturday, November 1, 2014
Apple Shoofly Pie
TOPPING 1/4 cup butter, cut up 1 cup flour 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ginger 1/4 teaspoon cloves 1/4 teaspoon sea salt FILLING 1/3 cup black strap OR dark molasses 1/3 cup water, boiling 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2 large apples -- peeled-cored/coarsely chopped 1 Deep dish pie shell unbaked (9" size)
To prepare crumb topping mixture: With a fork mix butter, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt until mixture resembles coarse meal. To make filling: Dissolve molasses in boiling water in a large bowl. Stir in baking soda. Add about 2/3 of the crumb mixture and all of the chopped apples, and mix until crumbs are moistened. Spoon into pie shell that has been placed in a greased cast iron skillet or pie plate. Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture on top. Bake in a preheated 375-degree oven until filling is set, about 40 minutes.