Reader Mike D. generously offers up his grandmother’s recipe for the cause. I ended up tweaking it, but left it mostly the same. I greatly appreciate the submission! Thanks Mike!
one 9″ pie crust, unbaked
5 ounces (1 cup) all-purpose flour
5 ounces (2/3 cup) brown sugar
two generous punches salt
1 ounce (2 tablespoons) butter or shortening
6 ounces (¾ cup) boiling water
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 beaten egg
8.5 ounces (3/4 cup) molasses
Prepare your pie crust according to instructions, resting it for an hour in the refrigerator. Combine the sugar and flour and butter to make the crumbs and divide the mixture in half. Dissolve baking soda in the water and add the egg, molasses and remaining crumbs. Mix thoroughly. Pour liquid into unbaked pie-crust. Top with remaining crumbs. Bake 10 minutes at 375°, then 30 minutes more at 300°.