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Pie’s rib-stickin’ shoofly pie recipe in the Runcible Spoon

Need a vegan-friendly shoofly pie recipe? Wondering what the heck shoofly pie is? Find out in the beautiful new issue of The Runcible Spoon. Malaka and Claire have put together a bunch of seasonal recipes that’ll keep you warm like that cozy, pilled-up sweater you unearthed from the closet last week.

Click to read it in all its digital format glory.


wet-bottom shoofly pie: a gratuitous photo


Immature people like me are way too amused by this sign. To find out how the wet bottom tasted, click below.


Wet bottom shoo-fly pie


Yeah, I know. Even the name sounds gross.

This is a molasses-filled pie, a signature Pennsylvania Dutch treat. The name comes from the fact that the molasses attracts flies,  so you gotta shoo them away.

We thought it was  interesting that the ones we saw at the farmer’s market were labeled “wet bottom” shoo-fly pies. When Mr X-sXe asked the middle-aged lady behind the counter, “what’s a wet bottom?” she explained that it had a pudding layer under the molasses. When we dug into the pie, we had trouble finding the wet bottom. Actually, we had trouble tasting any molasses at all.  Actually, I have had decent shoo-fly pie before.  Maybe we just gotta stick to the dry bottoms.