Definition of shoo-fly pie in US English:

shoo-fly pie

(also shoofly pie)


North American
  • A rich pie made with molasses and topped with crumbs.

    • ‘As the shoo-fly pie bakes, a gooey wet bottom will form in the pie crust, below the molasses crumb cake.’
    • ‘Bobby had never eaten shoo-fly pie in his life.’
    • ‘Choices range from sweet and sour relishes, jams, jellies and preserves to pretzels, homemade sweet rolls, shoo-fly pies, fruit pies, cakes, candies, cookies, and birch beer.’
    • ‘His wife is not Amish, but she does make a mean shoo-fly pie.’
    • ‘Next I wanted to send the pie to someone I knew liked shoo-fly pies, my uncle and his wife in Florida.’


From the US interjection shoo-fly (referring to the need to wave flies away from the sweet treacle).


shoo-fly pie