Today's Reason to Celebrate

October 23, 2024 is

National Boston Cream Pie Day

Celebrate National Boston Cream Pie Day! A French man named Augustine F. Anezin invented Boston Cream Pie while working as a chef in the Parker House. Boston Cream Pie is believed to have been created in the 1870s, around the same time the Parker House Roll appeared. The famous pie has been referred to as many different names, including American Pudding-Cake Pie, Washington Pie, Chocolate Cream Pie, Parker House Chocolate Cream Pie, and finally Boston Cream Pie.

In 1996, Boston Cream Pie became the official dessert of Massachusetts in a bill sponsored by Norton High School. This bill defeated both Indian Pudding and Toll House cookies as the state's official dessert. Boston Cream Pie is now also a popular doughnut, coffee, and ice cream flavor.

Although it is called a pie, Boston Cream Pie is actually a cake. It consists of two round layers of sponge cake with a thick vanilla custard filling. It is usually frosted with a chocolate glaze but it can also be topped with confectionary sugar. The dessert is served in wedges just like a pie. Enjoy a big slice today to celebrate National Boston Cream Pie Day!

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