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shoo-fly pie

[shoo-flahy]
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noun
  1. an open pie filled with a sweet crumb and molasses mixture and baked.

Origin of shoo-fly pie

First recorded in 1925–30; so called in allusion to the attractiveness of the molasses to unwanted flies
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