shoo-fly pie

[ shoo-flahy ]
/ ˈʃuˌflaɪ /

noun

an open pie filled with a sweet crumb and molasses mixture and baked.

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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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