shoofly pie

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Wet-bottom shoofly pie
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So-called because the molasses attracts flies, which must be shooed away.


shoofly pie ‎(plural shoofly pies)

  1. 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.