|½ tablespoon||Soda dissolved in 3/4 cup boiling water|
|1||Egg yolk, beaten well|
|⅛ teaspoon||Each of nutmeg, ginger, cloves|
|½ cup||Brown sugar|
Combine dry ingredients with shortening, using hands to work into crumbs. Line a 9" pie plate with pastry. Fill with liquid and top with crumbs. Bake in a 400 degree oven until crust starts to brown (about 10 minutes). Reduce to 325 degrees and bake until firm.
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