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Shoofly Pie

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Jim from Abilene, Texas, says his Pennsylvania-born mother, used to bake a molasses-based tart called shoofly pie. The name most likely derives from the action of shooing away flies attracted to the sweet, sticky dessert. Found primarily in her home state, this dish sometimes goes by the name granger pie or pebble dash. A similar version, Montgomery pie, with a dash of lemon or buttermilk, is found in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Long ago, mincemeat pie usually contained meat or suet, but now usually consists of sweet ingredients cut up, or minced, into tiny pieces. This is part of a complete episode.

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