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Chocolate Shoo-fly Pie

(A blue ribbon contest winner - at a PA Dutch fair, no less!)


  • 1 unbaked pie shell
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/3 cups boiling water
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  • 1 1/2 cups (16 oz. can) Hershey's syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • Cinnamon


Dissolve 1/4 teaspoon baking soda in boiling water; stir in chocolate syrup and vanilla. Set aside. Combine flour, sugar, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda and salt. Cut in butter with pastry blender to form coarse crumbs.

Set aside 1 cup each of chocolate mixture and crumbs. Gently combine remaining chocolate and crumbs, stirring just until crumbs are moistened (mixture will be lumpy). Pour reserved cup of chocolate mixture into pastry shell.

Pour chocolate-crumb mixture evenly over liquid in shell. Top with remaining 1 cup crumbs. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake at 375 degrees F for 60 minutes or until set. Cool completely.

By Renee Klevenhagen from Slatedale, PA

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July 17, 20060 found this helpful

Wow, I never heard of a chocolate shoo-fly pie, and my parents and grandparents are from Bloomsburg, PA: I have GOT to try this, it sounds yummy. I know I love regular shoo-fly pie, but you sure can't find them out here in Wisconsin. Thanx for posting this great sounding recipe!

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By guest (Guest Post)
July 19, 20060 found this helpful

Finally! I bought a chocolate shoofly pie in PA many years ago and I've looked for the recipe ever since! Can't wait to try it. Thanks!

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July 21, 20060 found this helpful

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I have a question regarding the shoo-fly pie. The ingredient list

calls for 1 1/2 c. (16 oz. can) of Hershey's syrup.

1 1/2 c. is equal to 12 oz. Which is right, 12 oz or 16 oz? Thanks.

Evelyn from Greeley, CO

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July 21, 20060 found this helpful

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Sorry about the confusion. A 16 oz can of syrup IS more than 1 1/2 cups but for some reason the density of it (I use Hershey's Dark) gives me about the same volume of filling but I should have clarified that. The one thing that I didn't say about the pie, which I should have, is that if you don't use deep dish pie crusts, you can actally get 1 regular sized pie and have enough left over for a small "personal pie" if you want.



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By guest (Guest Post)
March 19, 20070 found this helpful

help, I can't find anyone online to order a chocolate shoo fly pie from, i've ordered plenty of regular shoo fly pies from sites, but who's making a chocolate shoo fly pie for ordering online? please email me if u know at jack dot meyerson at hotmail dot com. Thanks

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By guest (Guest Post)
October 23, 20080 found this helpful

This blue ribbon Chocolate Shoofly Recipe is an exact recipe copy from Women's Circle "Home Cooking", p. 148, recipe submitted by a lady from Louisiana. This cookbook has a date of publication of 1990; the cookbook was sold for $1. The only change from the 1990 recipe is the use of a brand name for the choc. syrup.

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