Orange Molasses Filling
 
Makes about 3 cups
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup (180 grams) water
  • ¾ cup (180 grams) fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon (5 grams) baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon (1.5 grams) kosher salt
  • 1 cup (336 grams) dark molasses
  • ¼ cup (55 grams) firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (26 grams) vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon (2 grams) orange zest
  • 1 large egg (50 grams)
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, bring ¾ cup (180 grams) water and orange juice to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until reduced to ½ cup (120 grams), 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from heat, and immediately stir in baking soda and salt. Let stand until slightly warm to the touch, about 15 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together molasses, brown sugar, vanilla, zest, and egg. Pour orange juice mixture into molasses mixture in a slow, steady stream, stirring constantly, until combined. Use immediately.
Recipe by Bake from Scratch at https://www.bakefromscratch.com/shoofly-pie/