from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A pie with a filling of molasses and brown sugar.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A fluffy pie made from molasses, traditional among the Pennsylvania Dutch.
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- n. open pie filled with a mixture of sweet crumbs and molasses
So called because one will supposedly have to shoo away the flies attracted to the sweet filling.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
So-called because the molasses attracts flies, which must be shooed away. (Wiktionary)