From Scratch: Shoo Fly Pie Recipe

I’m baking again. Ha All kinds of pies I made last night and couple today too. It’s better than air freshener any day !!

This here recipe is simple, easy and always turns out great. I have never made this Shoo Fly Pie and it didn’t turn out perfect. It’s a thick and hardy type pie. YUM !!

Home Made Shoo Fly Pie

Home Made Shoo Fly Pie

Shoo Fly Pie

1 cup flour

2 Tablespoons soften butter

3/4 cup dark brown sugar

Mix that all up in a bowl. I use a fork because it cuts the butter into the mixture better. Mix till all looks even. Should see tiny clumps of butter not big globs.

Scoop 1 cup of that mixture and save for topping.

In the same bowl with the remaining flour mixture add :

1 egg

1/2 cup molasses

1/2 cup King Syrup

3/4 cup hot water

Don’t mix it up yet. In another small dish add 1/4 cup hot water and 1 teaspoon baking soda – mix till dissolved and then add it to the bowl.

Now you can mix it well.

Pour into pie crust. Sprinkle on top the 1 cup of saved flour mixture. I like to not sprinkle so close to the edges because while baking the edges without the sprinkle crisp up some, then the pie is perfect for cutting warm. I like a warm Shoo Fly Pie in the cooler months of the year.

OK now for the baking. Preheat the oven to 400. For the first 10 minutes of baking you want the pie to set .. so bake for 10 minutes @ 400. Then turn down to 350. and bake additional 35 minutes. Approx.

I make my own pie crusts a day in advance because their easier to roll I think. If you make your own pie crust, roll thin. You don’t want an apple pie crust on a Shoo Fly Pie.

Pastry Pie Shell Recipe

1- 1/4 cup flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup butter (cold and chopped into small pieces)

1/4 cup cold water

Combine flour and salt in big bowl.

Add butter pieces until mixture looks like crumbles.

Stir in water a tablespoon at a time, until a ball forms.

Wrap in plastic and refrigerate a couple hours.



What kind of Plant or Tree is this ? Could it be a Lemon Tree ?

What kind of plant or tree is this ?

What kind of plant or tree is this ?

About 5 years ago I planted a whole slew of seeds in small containers in the bathroom for on the windowsill. I had no idea really what the seeds were because I got them all mixed up, so I just planted all the seeds together and left them there till I seen something growing. lol

The container was on that windowsill for 2 years with me just watering every now and again. When I finally decided to throw the container away – as I was dumping the container – I seen two of the seeds sprouted below the surface so I replanted them in their own containers and kept them in the bathroom.

This past spring I put them outside for the season and they grew very well. I brought them back in the house now and will put them back in the bathroom.

But I have no idea what these two plants or trees are. Can someone tell me please what this plant or tree is ?

I’m thinking maybe a Lemon Tree but I honestly have no idea. Thanks.

Here are more pictures.

Unknown tree like Plant (lol)

Unknown tree like Plant (lol)

These two tree like plants also have spikes on the base stem or trunk. I think they are a semi woody tree type because the trunks  down toward the bottom resemble that of a semi woody tree or shrub similar to the Brugmansia.

Spikes on plant

Spikes on plant

Unknown Plant

Unknown Plant

Spikes on plant

Spikes on plant

Anybody have an idea what this tree or plant is ?Thanks.


Unknown tree or plant

Unknown tree or plant