Monday, February 12, 2007

Brown Ale Beer Shoo Fly Pie

  • 1 cup, plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup brown ale beer (porter beer may be substituted)
  • 1 cup mild molasses
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 (9-inch) ready-to-use refrigerated pie crust (or frozen 9-inch pie shell, thawed)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In bowl of a food processor, combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Pulse to mix. Add butter; pulse until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Remove 1/2 cup of the crumb mixture and set aside.

In large bowl, beat egg until well blended. Add beer and molasses; stir until just combined. In small cup, dissolve baking soda in boiling water. Stir into molasses mixture; add crumb mixture from food processor bowl. Stir mixture until well blended.

Pour mixture into pie shell. Top with reserved 1/2 cup crumb mixture. Bake in oven 35 minutes, or until filling is puffed and just set, and crumb mixture is lightly golden. Cool completely.

Serves 8.

Nutrition Information, Per Serving: 410 calories; 12 g fat; 4.5 g saturated fat; 73 g carbohydrate

– National Beer Wholesaler’s Association and

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