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This little girl with Evangeline eyes…

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…is 12 years old now and carrying on Evangeline’s tradition of making shoo-fly pie.

IMG_1608Shoo-fly pie is Malin’s favorite dessert and it’s what she chose instead of having birthday cake this year. I had extra pie dough (and her birthday pie was long gone) so… we decided that today is the day that she gets to make her own.

IMG_1613It’s a tricky process. First you make a syrup and pour it in your unbaked crust. Then you make a thin batter and carefully spread it over the syrup. This is the step that the average cook approaches with fear and trepidation, but not Malin. When I told her what she was going to do, she got dramatically excited. “You mean it’s going to float?!” Coolest thing ever, evidently.

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Really, it’s not a job for the faint of heart. If you leave any of the syrup uncovered, it just might bubble up and make a mess (and an ugly pie.)

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Not that ugly matters when it tastes like Grandma’s shoo-fly pie. And this pie? I don’t think we need to worry about ugly. Especially after she sprinkled on the crumbs and prettied up the edges.

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Here’s the finished product. That’s one awesome kid there.

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4 Responses to -shoo-fly pie-

  1. Roy Hunsberger says:

    I bet it didn’t last too long after that last picture! Did it taste like Grandma Moyer’s? I know she had a good teacher. My memory recalls that your shoo fly pies were every bit as good as Grandma Moyer’s. Papaw (Daddy)

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  2. joanne says:

    Looks like a pro and the pie lis beautiful!

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  3. Marie Miller says:

    Looks awesome! I have never had shoo-fly pie but I sure would like a bite of this one!

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  4. mdriskill48 says:

    question:When should I come over for dessert?

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