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Boston Cream Pie

Boston Cream Pie consists of a thick, rich pastry cream that gets sandwiched between two layers of hot milk sponge cake and drizzled with dark chocolate ganache.  What more could you ask for?

Have you ever wondered why Boston Cream Pie is called pie versus cake?  Some say this dessert got its name back in an era when bakeware was scarce and bakers used pie tins for baking both pies and cakes. The words pie and cake were used interchangeably.  If that’s true, it only makes sense that some people back in the day referred to this cake as a pie, since it was baked in a pie tin.  Regardless of what it’s called, I find it too hard to place this recipe under the category of pies versus cakes, so I’ll just place it in both categories…just because I can!

I haven’t made a Boston Cream Pie in years until now.  Life gets so busy…so many delicious recipes to make and not enough time if you know what I mean.  I only have time to bake on the weekends and I always have the hardest time choosing the 1 or 2 recipes that I want to make, because there are so many wonderful recipes I’d love to make and share.

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Cindy Gibbs » about

Hi, I'm Cindy, born and raised in the Bluegrass State. The food at My Country Table is homestyle, savory, southern and sweet, where I love to revive the old fashioned forgotten recipes of years past and test new ones as well. Please come join me at My Country Table.

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