Betty's Crumb Pie -- Christmas

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Dec. 10, 2015

Betty demonstrates how to make Crumb Pie. This delightful old traditional Southern recipe makes 2 pies! They will be on the Christmas Table this year.


Sugar 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
All purpose flour 1 3/4 Cup (28 tbs)
Cold butter 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (chopped in small cubes)
Molasses 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Boiling water 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Baking soda 1/2 Teaspoon
Egg 1 , beaten
Unbaked pie crusts 2



In a large bowl, use a pastry blender to cut sugar and butter into flour until mixture is the consistency of coarse cornmeal. 

Reserve 1/2 cup of the mixture for crumbs on top of the pie. 

Set the crumbs and the reserved 1/2 cup of crumbs aside. 

Stir baking soda into boiling water, then stir in molasses and beaten egg into the soda-water mixture. 

Add this molasses mixture to crumb mixture. Stir until batter is smooth. 

Pour into two unbaked pie crusts. Sprinkle saved crumbs over top of each pie. 

Bake at 375 degrees (F) about 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. 

Transfer from oven to cooling racks. Let cool completely (or until just warm). 


Cut into wedges and serve each on a nice dessert plate.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 4901Calories from Fat 2141

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 240 g369.2%

Saturated Fat 95 g475%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 3692 mg153.83%

Total Carbohydrates 638 g212.7%

Dietary Fiber 21 g84%

Sugars 245 g

Protein 56 g112%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet