No scrapple yet--am promised one at breakfast tomorrow--but already three slices into Alice Ann's delicious Shoo-fly pie. (I called it Fly Trap pie at least twice, but that probably had more to do with the Stoudts Lagers I drank...) Shoo-fly pie is a sweet pie made with flour, butter, sugar, and "molasses" (not the southern blackstrap kind, but something more akin to darkish syrup.) Simple ingredients that reflect the sensibility--and generally limited resources-- of the area.
It's tooth-achingly sweet, I concede, but also somehow had a complexity of flavor that belies the short list of ingredients. I think the "molasses" is the key. I'll see if I can find out the exact brand--each family recipe specifies a particular one, or so I was just told.