shoofly pie


Definition of shoofly pie

: a rich pie of Pennsylvania Dutch origin made of molasses or brown sugar sprinkled with a crumbly mixture of flour, sugar, and butter

Examples of shoofly pie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Surrounded today by its own mini-Beltway, the town that welcomed German dissenters in 1729, served briefly as the U.S. capital and put shoofly pie on the map is a bustling small city. Washington Post, 26 Jan. 2022 Then the bake-off round involves a dessert inspired by the Pennsylvania classic shoofly pie. Los Angeles Times, 10 May 2021 Since then, the area’s tourism industry, offering traditional treats like shoofly pies and buggy rides, has boomed. Kevin Williams, New York Times, 17 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of shoofly pie

1924, in the meaning defined above

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“Shoofly pie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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