This recipe is from Shirley McNevich's Mom's Best Recipes Vol 5. Published here with her permission.
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(by Shirley McNevich)
1 cup King syrup molasses
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg (beaten)
2 TBSP flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups hot water
2 tsp. vanilla
2 unbaked pie doughs (make your own or buy the doughs)
Crumbs: 1 cup white sugar; 1 stick softened butter; 2 cups flour; 1/2 tsp.
baking soda; 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
In a saucepan over medium heat add King syrup, white sugar, beaten egg,
flour and salt--stir. Add hot water to the mixture--stir. Cook and stir until
mixture gets thick (about 6 minutes). Remove from heat--add vanilla and stir.
Let mixture cool completely. Spray Pam into two 9" pie plates--add pie
dough, spray the inside of the doughs with Pam and flute the edges. Pour
half of the cooled molasses mixture into each pie dough. In a bowl add 1 cup
white sugar, 2 cups flour, softened butter, baking soda and cream of tartar--
stir with your hands until it makes crumbs. Sprinkle half of the crumb mixture
on top of each pie. Bake them at 375 degrees for 10 minutes, turn heat back
to 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes longer or until center is set.