Definitions for shoofly pie
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an open pie filled with a mixture of flour, butter, brown sugar, molasses, etc., and baked.
Origin of shoofly pie:
1930–35,Amer.; allegedly alluding to the attractiveness of the molasses to unwanted flies
open pie filled with a mixture of sweet crumbs and molasses
A fluffy pie made from molasses, traditional among the Pennsylvania Dutch
Origin: So-called because the molasses attract flies, which must be shooed away.
Shoofly pie is a molasses pie considered traditional among the Pennsylvania Dutch and also known in Southern cooking. The pie may get its name because the sweet molasses odor attracts flies that must be "shooed" away. The shoofly pie's origins may come from the treacle tart with the primary difference being the use of molasses rather than golden syrup. A Montgomery pie is similar to a shoofly pie, except lemon juice is usually added to the bottom layer and buttermilk to the topping. A chess pie is also similar, but it is unlayered.
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