SHOOFLY PIE ~~~ the shoofly pie's origins may come from the treacle tart, montgomery pie, and/or a chess pie. the two different types are a wet bottom and dry bottom version. the dry bottom is baked until fully set and us more cake-like. the wet bottom is set like cake at the top where it has mixed in with the crumbs, but the very bottom has a stickier, gooier custard-like consistency. [USA, Pennsylvania Dutch Cuisine] [thecrepesofwrath]
For an authentic Shoofly Pie experience, leave out ALL of the seasoning that Martha tells you to put in. Local restaurants may put them in, for tourists, but with spice added it ceases to be an authentic Pennsylvania Dutch Shoofly Pie.