In Response to Pie decorating ideas?:
I have been searching high and low for a pie recipe for nearly 25 years, and I finally found it. It is Wet-Bottomed Shoofly Pie. Because I had only eaten a very small piece when I was 7, I cannot remember how it was decorated on top. The pie is SO good, but it doesn't look very pretty "naked". Does anyone have any ideas? It is dark, thick, and extremely rick in flavor. I want to present this to my grandmother who, when I was 7, had it shipped across the country for her wedding anniversery. Thank you!!! Wet-Bottomed Shoofly Pie 3/4 cup Flour 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/8 tsp each nutmeg, ginger, and ground cloves 1/2 tsp salt 2 tablespoons shortening 1 egg yolk, beaten well 1/2 cup barrel molasses 3/4 cup boiling water 1/2 tsp baking soda Piecrust dough for 9-inch pie Combine flour, sugar, spices, and salt with the shortening. Work into crumbs with your hands. Add beaten egg yolk to molasses. Pour boiling water over soda until dissolved; then add to molasses mixture. Line a 9-inch pie plate with pastry and fill it with the molasses mixture. Top with the crumb mixture. Bake at 400 degrees until the crust browns, about 10 minutes. Reduce to 325 degrees and bake firm.
Posted by Jennifer B
Jennifer, thank you so much for posting this recipe. My recipe for supposedly "wet bottom" pie is dry and I have wanted to find one that is truly a "wet bottom" pie. We used to be able to buy the pie when we lived in PA near the Amish community. No such thing down here in Dixieland.
Sorry that I don't have a suggestion for the decoration for the pie, other than whipped cream or ice cream.