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Spicy Southern Pie has the texture of a chess pie and the spices of a pumpkin pie! It's super great for the holidays with ice cream or just about anytime.
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Southern Spice Pie

My Southern Spice Pie is an Alabama version of Shoofly pie. This truly is a holiday pie! You get the best of all worlds with a chess pie filling and a cake-like crumble on the top.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • pinch Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup Alaga Syrup
  • 1/2 cup Alaga Yellow Label
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 1 9-inch pie shell

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a food processor, pulse brown sugar, flour, butter, ground cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and salt until crumbly.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together boiling water and baking soda and allow to stand for 1 minute. In another bowl, stir together both syrups, vanilla, and the egg. Pour egg mixture into the baking soda and water.
  • Sprinkle half of the flour mixture over the bottom of the crust. Pour syrup mixture over the flour mixture. Sprinkle the remaining crumb mixture over the filling.
  • Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until set. Remove from oven and cool on a cooling rack allowing it to completely. Serve with whipped cream.

Notes

Recipe Courtesy of Stacy Lyn’s GameandGarden.com.
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