Delicious Coffee Shoofly Pie Recipe for Baker Enthusiasts

Hear me, good folk! For today, I bring to you a recipe for a pie that has been enjoyed by Pennsylvania Dutch folks for centuries. A dessert so beloved that it is considered a staple of their culinary heritage. I speak of none other than the Shoofly Pie, made with molasses and brown sugar!

This coffee-infused rendition of the classic Shoofly Pie recipe is sure to leave your taste buds singing hallelujah. With simple ingredients sourced from your perfect pantry, you can whip up this delightful treat in no time. And let me tell thee, the aroma that fills your home as it bakes in the oven will have thy heart and soul longing for it forevermore.

So, gather around, dear friends, and bear witness to this recipe that has stood the test of time. From Amish gatherings to Italian Bocconotti indulgences, Shoofly Pie has garnered a reputation that precedes its very name. And as you shall soon see, this Coffee Shoofly Pie will continue that legacy with flying colors.

Are thou ready to embark on a journey through Lancaster County history and indulge in one of the finest desserts known to man? Then join me as we delve into this recipe wet bottom shoofly pie, perfect for any occasion or just a simple treat for thyself.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

coffee shoofly pie
coffee shoofly pie

Hark! If thou art seeking a delectable dessert that will surpass all others, then look no further than this coffee shoofly pie recipe! This sweet confection has captured the hearts and taste buds of many who have tried it, and for good reason.

Firstly, the ingredients are simple and easy to find. With just a few items from thy perfect pantry, thou canst create a masterpiece that would rival the most complex creations of the renowned Italian bocconotti. The molasses, light corn syrup, and brown sugar give this pie its signature moist, wet bottom that is sure to delight every palate.

Furthermore, the history of this Pennsylvania Dutch specialty runs deep. It is said to have originated in Lancaster County during the 1800s, crafted by Amish hands with love and care. As thou savor each bite of this delicious confectionery, thou art tasting a piece of American culinary heritage.

But what truly sets this recipe apart is its versatility. With substitutions and variations, thou canst customize it to fit thy own unique tastes. Want a more coffee-flavored pie? Add an extra cup of hot water or some coffee grounds. In need of a gluten-free option? Use almond flour instead of wheat flour.

Therefore I implore thee: try this coffee shoofly pie recipe! Let thy taste buds revel in the molasses sweetness and cinnamon-spiced perfection. Trust me when I say that once thou hast tasted the wet bottom shoofly pie, there will be no going back to any other dessert offering – not even a tempting slice of cake or flaky pastry can compare.

Ingredient List

“A golden crust is the perfect nest for this indulgent treat”

The ingredient list for Coffee Shoofly Pie is relatively simple and features typical pantry staples. Below, you’ll find a list of everything you need to create this classic Pennsylvania Dutch dessert!

For the Crumb Topping:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

For the Wet Bottom Shoofly Filling:

  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup brewed strong coffee, cooled to room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

For the Pie Crust:

  • 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces and chilled
  • 3 to 5 tablespoons ice water

All these ingredients are readily available at your nearest grocery store. Once you gather all the ingredients, you’re well on your way to creating a delectable Coffee Shoofly Pie!

The Recipe How-To

“Get ready to pour some coffee and savor every bite!”

Now that you have familiarized yourself with the ingredients needed for a perfect coffee shoofly pie, it’s time to dive into the step-by-step process of making one. Don’t worry, it’s an easy and straightforward recipe! Just follow along with my instructions, and you will have a delicious shoofly pie in no time.

Pie Crust

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together 1 1/2 cups (190g) of flour, 1 tablespoon of light brown sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
  3. Cut in 1/2 cup (113g) of unsalted butter, with a pastry blender or your hand until it forms small pea-sized pieces.
  4. Stir in up to 4 tablespoons of cold water, one tablespoon at a time, until dough starts to clump together when gently squeezed in your hand.
  5. Form dough into a ball and place it on a lightly floured surface.
  6. Roll out the pie crust dough with a rolling pin and lay it over a 9-inch(23cm) deep dish pie dish.
  7. Trim any excess dough off around the edges if needed.

Wet Bottom Shoofly Pie

  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix well 2 cups (240g) of flour, 1 cup (220g) of light brown sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
  2. Add in cut shortening (1/2 cup or 113g), until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside half of this crumb mixture for later.
  3. In another bowl, combine molasses (3/4 cup or 180ml), light corn syrup (1/4 cup or 60ml), 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, and 1/2 cup (120ml) of hot water.
  4. Stir until the mixture is evenly combined and let cool for five minutes.
  5. Pour half of the molasses mixture into the bottom of the pie crust.
  6. Top the molasses with half of the reserved crumb mixture.
  7. Pour in the remaining molasses mixture over the crumbs and top that with the remaining crumbs.
  8. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until pie filling is firm, and the crust is golden brown.
  9. Allow the pie to cool for at least an hour before serving.

Enjoy Your Perfect Coffee Shoofly Pie!

Now that you have made a wet bottom shoofly pie, all that’s left is to slice it up and enjoy your coffee shoofly pie with friends and family. Remember to use powdered sugar and a sprinkle of *c

Substitutions and Variations

“This classic Amish dessert just became your new craving”

If you’re feeling adventurous and want to put your own spin on this classic Pennsylvania Dutch dessert, there are several substitutions and variations you can try.


– Instead of light corn syrup, you can use dark corn syrup for a richer flavor.

– If you don’t have molasses on hand, you can substitute maple syrup or honey, though the flavor will be slightly different.

– Unsalted butter can be replaced with vegetable shortening or coconut oil for a dairy-free version.


– For a coffee-infused shoofly pie, add 1/2 cup of brewed coffee to the molasses mixture before pouring it into the crust.

– Add 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger to the dry ingredients for a subtly spicy twist.

– Make mini-shoofly pies by using a muffin tin instead of a regular pie dish. Just be sure to adjust the baking time accordingly.

Whichever variation or substitution you go with, make sure to tailor it to your tastes and preferences. After all, that’s part of what makes baking so fun!

Serving and Pairing

“No need to wait for Thanksgiving to enjoy this pie”

A coffee shoofly pie is undoubtedly a dessert that stands out. The pie’s unique blend of rich molasses, brown sugar, and cinnamon create a distinct flavor profile that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. After the pie cools down, lightly sprinkle some powdered sugar on top to create a beautiful contrast between the white and dark brown colors.

This mouthwatering dessert is best served with a hot cup of coffee or tea. Since coffee is such an essential part of this recipe, it only makes sense to pair it with its primary ingredient. Try pairing it with a dark-roasted coffee like an Italian Bocconotti with notes of chocolate and caramel.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also pair your coffee shoofly pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. The coolness of these toppings will balance the sweetness of the dessert and create a refreshing taste in your mouth.

For those looking for something different, try serving your shoofly pie alongside fresh fruit, like blackberries or peaches. The tartness from the fruit will complement the sweetness from the molasses and brown sugar, adding another layer of flavor.

In short, this pie makes a perfect end to any meal, whether it’s a family dinner or a holiday feast. So why not indulge in moist and gooey Shoofly Pie topped with brewed coffee for a full-bodied flavor?

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“Discover the sticky-sweet goodness of our coffee shoofly pie”

One of the best things about the coffee shoofly pie recipe is that you can make it a day ahead and it will still taste delicious. Simply bake the pie as instructed, let it cool completely, then store it in an airtight container at room temperature.

If you have leftovers, you can store them in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. When you are ready to enjoy your leftover pie, simply let it come to room temperature before serving or pop it in the microwave for a few seconds to warm it up.

If you plan on making this pie ahead of time and storing it, it’s important to keep in mind that the wet bottom may become slightly drier over time. However, this shouldn’t affect the overall taste of the pie too much.

To reheat a slice of coffee shoofly pie, place it on a microwave-safe plate and heat for about 10-15 seconds. You can also warm it up in the oven at 350°F for 10-15 minutes.

When reheating or storing any sort of dessert or baked goods, I highly recommend using a sealed container or plastic wrap to preserve freshness and flavor.

Tips for Perfect Results

“A spoonful of whipped cream is the cherry on top for this pie”

To make the perfect Shoofly Pie, you need to pay attention to a few details. Here are some tips to help you achieve great results every time you bake this delicious dessert.

First of all, make sure that you use the right type of molasses. Use light molasses for a milder flavor or dark molasses for a more intense taste. However, be careful not to use blackstrap molasses; it’s too bitter and will ruin the taste of your pie.

When preparing the crust, keep everything as cold as possible. Cut your unsalted butter or shortening into small cubes and place them in the freezer for a few minutes before using them. Cold ingredients will help keep your dough flaky and prevent it from becoming greasy.

To make sure that your Shoofly Pie has the right consistency, mix the dry ingredients together well before adding any liquid ingredients. This will ensure that there are no lumps in the mixture and that every bite has an even flavor.

Another essential tip is to bake your Shoofly Pie on a lower rack in the oven than usual. Baking it on a lower rack will allow the bottom crust to cook perfectly without burning the top crust.

If you want to add some extra flavor to your Shoofly Pie, sprinkle some cinnamon and powdered sugar on top after it’s finished baking. This simple addition will give your dessert an extra delicious taste and presentation.

Lastly, don’t forget to let your pie cool completely before cutting into it. This will help firm up the filling and make it easier to slice cleanly.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to make a perfect Coffee Shoofly Pie every time!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, if you’re looking for a delicious and unique dessert that’s perfect for any occasion, look no further than the coffee shoofly pie. This recipe has everything you could want in a dessert: a rich, molasses flavor, a sweet and crunchy crust, and a moist and gooey filling that’s simply irresistible.

Whether you’re a fan of traditional Pennsylvania Dutch desserts or you just love trying new things in the kitchen, this recipe is sure to please. With simple ingredients and easy instructions, you can whip up a batch of coffee shoofly pie in no time.

So why not give this recipe a try? Whether you’re serving it for dessert after a family dinner or bringing it to a potluck with friends, the coffee shoofly pie is sure to be a hit. So preheat your oven, gather your ingredients, and get ready to enjoy the taste of Lancaster County history with every delicious bite!

coffee shoofly pie

coffee shoofly pie Recipe

since moving to pa my family has become addicted to shoofly pie. this recipe is great, with a pudding-like bottom, and a cake-like top. adapted from bon appetit
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 pie
Calories 3574.9 kcal


  • 1 prepared baked pie crust
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chilled butter, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup mild molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 dash cinnamon
  • powdered sugar, for topping


  • preheat oven to 350.
  • in a large bowl mix flour and sugar.
  • cut in butter until blended and crumbly.
  • mix expresso with hot water in a medium bowl.
  • add in baking soda, corn syrup, vanilla, salt, cinnamon.
  • pour crumb mixture into crust.
  • pour in liquid mixture, bake 35 minutes until set in center.
  • cool on wire rack.
  • sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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Serving: 1129gCalories: 3574.9kcalCarbohydrates: 544.7gProtein: 25gFat: 153.6gSaturated Fat: 73.4gCholesterol: 244mgSodium: 3242.9mgFiber: 10gSugar: 222.3g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Dessert, Oven, Pie
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