MOLASSES CRUMB PIE
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp each nutmeg,
2 tbsps shortening
1/2 cup molasses 1 egg, beaten
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup boiling water
Prepare crumbs by creaming shortening, adding sugar, flour, salt and spices.
For liquid, dissolve baking soda in water, add molasses and egg.
Line deep pie dish with rich pastry. Sprinkle bottom thickly with crumb mixture.
Pour on some of liquid mixture and continue alternating ingredients until crust is filled, having crumbs on top.
Bake in hot oven until crust begins to brown. Reduce to moderate heat and continue baking until filling is firm, about 25 to 45 minutes altogether.
May be spread with sweetened whipped cream, sprinkled with nutmeg and cinnamon.