shoofly pie

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shoofly pie

n.
A pie with a filling of molasses and brown sugar and a crumble topping.

[So called because one will supposedly have to shoo away the flies attracted to the sweet filling.]

shoofly pie

(ˈʃuːˌflaɪ)
n
(Cookery) US a dessert similar to treacle tart

shoo′fly pie′


n.
an open pie filled with a mixture of flour, butter, brown sugar, molasses, etc., and baked.
[1930–35, Amer.; allegedly alluding to the attractiveness of the molasses to unwanted flies]
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Noun1.shoofly pie - open pie filled with a mixture of sweet crumbs and molasses
pie - dish baked in pastry-lined pan often with a pastry top
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