Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Shoo-Fly Pie

Living with special dietary needs can be challenging. Those who are diagnosed with celiac disease quickly discover that life will never be the same again. Life completely without wheat, barley, and rye is difficult at best. Wheat or components of wheat are found in many foods. Successfully converting a recipe for a favorite food to 'gluten free' is exciting! And to convert is to vegan as well is a double success. Brent was most pleased to be able to have a slice of his favorite Shoo-fly pie again; gluten-free and plant-based.

Shoo-fly Pie


* 1 gluten-free pie shell, unbaked
* 1 1/4 cups gluten-free flour blend
* 1/2 cup brown sugar
* 1/4 cup Spectrum non-trans-fat vegetable shortening
* 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
* 1/2 pinch of salt


* 1 cups hot water
* 1/2 cup mild molasses
* 1/2 cup brown sugar
* 1 tsp. EnerG egg replacer
* 1/2 tablespoon gluten-free flour of choice
* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1. Combine all crumb ingredients and mix until an even crumb is achieved. Set aside.

2. In another bowl, combine hot water, molasses, and brown sugar. Stir and add egg replacer, gluten-free flour blend, and baking soda.

3. Pour 1/2" of the liquid filling into the pie shell. Cover with crumb mixture. Continue to alternate between the filling and the crumbs until pie shell is full.

4. Bake in a preheated 350 F degree oven for 45 - 60 minutes. Insert a toothpick and test for oneness. It should come out clean.

5. Cool and serve with tea to celebrate National Hot Tea Month. Enjoy!

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  1. How nice to find a favorite treat that is tasty and safe to eat. Did you convert this recipe yourself?

  2. I'm going to forward this to a friend who lives gluten free. Sound yummy!!

  3. You are wonderful at figuring these things out. What a blessing you are to your family. Would you believe I have never had Shoo Fly Pie?

  4. Anonymous6:33 AM

    Looks wonderful. You know am a Amish nut!
    Come over to my place and see I posted your give away on today's blog.

  5. What a blessed resource this site must be to those with these special needs. Who doesn't love Shoo-fly pie?!

  6. That crust looks divine and so does the filling. Mmmmm.


  7. Anonymous5:11 PM

    Iwasn't sure how to contact you- could you change the link address for Bernideen's Tea Time Blog to

    Thanks so much! I so emjoy your blog!

  8. looks like a great recipe

  9. Oh wow. . .I just photo tagged you. Are you going to sing "Shoo-fly Don't Bother Me" now?? Drop by my blog whenever you can.



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