This dessert recipe would normally make two pies but I haves the recipe from his mother to make just one. This would be taken to barn raisings to be shared with the community.
Mix together until crumbly:
1c. AP flour
3/4c. Brown sugar (light or dark)
1/8 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. Salted sweet cream butter
Set aside 1c. For topping
To remainder of crumbs add:
1/4c. Karo corn syrup (light or dark)
3/4c. Hot water
Mix well, in a separate bowl mix together:
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 c hot water
Stir until dissolved and add to previous mixture.
Pour into uncooked pie crust... I am not a pie crust maker, I trust Pillsbury for that!
Top with reserved crumbs. Bake at 450 for 10 minutes then reduce heat to 375. Bake for an additional 30 minutes until top is dry and done.
That's all there is to it, as a side note if you are unsure of your oven being level, you might want to put a cookie sheet underneath for easy clean up and so you don't have to smell burning sugar the whole time the pie is baking. I didn't know mine was unlevel so now I know what I will be covering this week for Tips and Hints Tuesday!