'Boston Cream Pie' on Serious Eats

Pie of the Week: Boston Cream Pie

Nobody seems to be able to tell me why Boston Cream Pie, which is so obviously not a pie, has that name. Yet despite the troublesome moniker, Boston Cream Pie (and its counterpart, the Boston Cream doughnut), with its layers of sponge cake, vanilla pudding, and a slick of sweet dark chocolate glaze, is awesome, or "wicked awesome" as the locals might say. So it stands to reason, wouldn't making an actual pie version be all the more awesome? More

Cook the Book: Boston Cream Pie

While Boston Cream Pie does in fact hail from Boston (from the Parker House Hotel to be exact) there are a few other inconsistencies to this dessert. You see, it is neither cream-filled or a pie and if we're getting technical. We should probably be calling it Boston Custard Cake since that's exactly what it is. But when you're met with a big slice of chocolate glazed vanilla cake filled with an eggy yellow custard, arguing semantics just seems kind of silly. More

Martha Stewart's Boston Cream Pie

Originally invented in the 1800's at Boston's Parker House Hotel, the Boston Cream Pie has earned its rightful reputation as a classic American dessert. It's a beauty of a cake, with two moist, spongy layers of butter cake creating a sandwich with a thick layer of vanilla custard in the center and a luscious slathering of chocolate ganache over the top. More

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