Shoofly-pie definition

A pie with a filling of molasses and brown sugar.
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A fluffy pie made from molasses, traditional among the Pennsylvania Dutch.
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Origin of shoofly-pie

  • So called because one will supposedly have to shoo away the flies attracted to the sweet filling

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • So-called because the molasses attracts flies, which must be shooed away.

    From Wiktionary