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Shoofly Pie

I am a mid-western native who was transplanted to Amish-country Pennsylvania about 3 years ago. Although I grew up in the Mennonite community, I had never heard of Shoo-Fly Pie until moving out east. I can recall the first time I tried this scrumptious pie. I had bought the dessert at a local Amish shop. The name of the pie is what caught my eye and piqued my curiosity. I discovered there were raisins in the pie and hesitantly bought the confection. You see, my husband and kids do not like raisins in the least. Boy, am I ever glad that I decided to buy that pie!

I served the Shoo-Fly Pie to my family after dinner that evening. At first, they had no idea what it was that they were eating but the silence around the table suggested that they liked it. My husband finally said, “What is in this delicious pie?!” When I told him that it was raisins he raised his eyebrows and said, “Really?!”

Now, I’m not claiming that I made a raisin eater out of the hubby that night but I will say that he is forever sold on Shoo-Fly Pie.

Shoo-Fly Pie is an Amish classic. It is served in many homes across the Amish and Mennonite communities. Most of the time, the people will serve this pie after a funeral or other significant event

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