Shoo Fly Pie


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Shoo Fly Pie

1 1/3 Cup Sifted flour
3/4 Cup packed Dark Brown Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon salt
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/3 Cup Margarine
1/3 Cup hot water
1/3 Cup Dark Corn Syrup
1 unbaked 9 inch pastry shell
1/4 Teaspoon ground cinnamon

Sift flour, salt, and sugar together
Cut margarine in with previous ingredients until crumbly
Set aside

Stir soda in water, then stir in corn syrup
Pour mixture into pie shell
Then crumble other ingredients over top
Sprinkle with cinnamon

Bake at 400 degrees 15 minutes then 350 degrees for 30 minutes

My father copied this recipe on the back of of a note pad.
I have no idea where he found Shoo Fly Pie.
I think that the name may come from the fact that
who ever makes it would not want to share it with the flies.

EMAIL COMMENT: Shoo-fly pie is a Pennsylvania Dutch treat.  It's been made there by the Amish for years.  It got it's name from the fact that, after being baked, it's often placed on the window sill to cool.  Given that it contains lots of sugar and syrup, you have to shoo the flies away!  That's the truth.
Robin Atler
Updated Monday, April 01, 2002
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