Created by ForeverMama on February 25, 2017
Step 1: Combine the molasses, sugar, egg, flour, and salt in a 1-quart saucepan and mix well. Gradually add the hot water and cook over medium heat until thickened about 6 minutes, stirring constantly.
Step 2: Remove from the heat and add the vanilla. Cool and pour into the unbaked pie shells.
Step 3: To make the crumb topping, mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl, cutting with pastry blender or rubbing by hand until the mixture forms fine crumbs.
Step 4: Divide them in half, spreading evenly over each pie.
Step 5: Bake in preheated 375-degrees Fahrenheit oven for 10 minutes. Then reduce the heat to 350-degrees Fahrenheit and bake about 30 minutes or until the center doesn't shake when jiggled.
Step 6: Serve warm or at room temperature. YIELD: two 9-inch pies