This very sweet and creamy pie is made of two layers. The first is whipped up with molasses, sugar, water, lemon juice and rind, and a bit of flour. The second is a creamy, sweet buttermilk topping. They both go into a pie shell that is baked, cooled and
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup water
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 2/3 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 egg
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup sour milk
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
To Make Sour Milk: Combine 1/2 cup minus 1-1/2 teaspoons with 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice or white vinegar.
Combine the molasses, 1/2 cup of the white sugar,1 egg, water, 2 tablespoons of the flour and lemon juice and rind. Mix thoroughly and pour into the unbaked pie shell.
Cream the butter or margarine with the remaining white sugar until light and fluffy. Add the remaining egg and beat thoroughly. Sift the remaining flour and baking soda together then add to the creamed mixture alternately with the sour milk. Spread over the top of the mixture in the pie shell.
Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 35 to 40 minutes.