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What is Shoefly Pie

What is Shoefly Pie
Posted 12/30/08 by pierre
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What is Shoefly Pie?

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Jan. 03, 2009 07:24 pm
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george dishes...

Hi Pierre...that's an easy question...
Shoefly Pie is a traditional Pennsylvania Dutch dessert. Brown sugar, molasses, shortening, salt, and spices were all non-perishable ingredients that could survive the long ocean's crossing to America made by German immigrants. The pie's unusual name is said to be due to the fact that pies were traditionally set to cool on windowsills, and due to the sweet ingredients, the cook would constantly have to shoo the flies away.
By the way, shoefly pie has recently become President Bush's favorite dessert. Get it? Shoe-fly?