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- A fluffy pie made from molasses, traditional among the Pennsylvania Dutch.
1945, Sammy Gallop, “Shoo-Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy” (song):
- Shoo-Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy / Make your eyes light up / Your tummy say, "Howdy." / Shoo-Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy / I never get enough of that wonderful stuff.