|All purpose flour||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), sifted|
|Sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Cinnamon||1⁄4 Teaspoon, ground|
|Vegetable shortening||6 Tablespoon|
|Molasses||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Hot water||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Baking soda||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Pastry shell||8 Inch (unbaked)|
1. Combine flour, sugar, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl; cut in shortening with a fork or pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Measure out 1/2 cup and set aside.
2. Mix molasses, water and baking soda in a small bowl; stir into remaining crumb mixture until well blended; pour into the prepared pastry shell. Sprinkle the 1/2 cup crumb mixture over top.
3. Bake in hot oven (400°) 45 minutes, or until the top springs back when lightly pressed with finger. Cool in pie plate on rack. Cut in wedges.