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A ‘Boston Cream Pie’ Is Not A Pie But A Cake (Video)

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National Boston Cream Pie Day is observed annually on October 23. Pie lovers move along.  Cake lovers, pull up a chair.  Let’s celebrate the cake with an identity crisis! Boston Cream Pie is a chocolate frosted, custard filled cake that is loved by millions.

In 1856, at Boston’s Parker House Hotel, Armenian-French chef M. Sanzian created this pudding and cake combination which comprises two layers of sponge cake filled with vanilla flavored custard or creme patisserie.  The cake is then topped with a chocolate glaze, such as a ganache or sometimes powdered sugar and a cherry.

  1. A Boston cream doughnut is a name for a Berliner filled with vanilla custard or crème pâtissière and topped with icing made from chocolate.
  2. The Boston Cream Pie was created by Armenian-French chef M. Sanzian at Boston’s Parker House Hotel in 1856.
  3. Although it is called a Boston cream pie, it is in fact a cake, and not a pie.
  4. A Boston cream doughnut is a name for a Berliner filled with vanilla custard or crème pâtissière and topped with icing made from chocolate.
  5. The Boston cream pie was designated the official dessert of Massachusetts in 2003.
  6. The Boston Cream Pie was proclaimed the official Massachusetts State Dessert on December 12, 1996.
  7. The world’s largest Boston Cream Pie was created in 2010 by culinary students at Southern New Hampshire University. The pastry measured 10 ft wide 1½ ft high and weighed over 1 ton.

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