Return to Content

7. Boston Cream Pie

Yankee Plus Dec 2015


by in Mar 2008
7. Boston Cream Pie
0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)
Print Friendly

Omni Parker House
60 School St.
Boston, MA

In addition to its famous Boston scrod and Parker House rolls, this hotel’s kitchen is said to have invented this custard-filled, chocolate-glazed sponge cake (see the recipe, right). Sometimes nothing but the original (in these elegant surroundings) will do. Massachusetts’ legislators agreed, making Boston cream pie the state dessert in 1996.


Special 2 for 1 Holiday Sale

Send a one-year gift subscription of Yankee Magazine for only $17.99 and give a 2nd one-year gift subscription absolutely FREE. Plus, we will send you a FREE 2016 Scenes of New England Calendar (a $9.95 value)!


One Response to 7. Boston Cream Pie

  1. Loraine Ash January 23, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    If the Parker House people say their kitchen invented Chocolate Cream Pie, it’s likely to be so. When I was growing up, however, there was a very good bakery where they sprinkled powdered sugar on top of their Boston Cream Pies. If a chocolate frosting were put on cakes made with the same recipe, they were called Chocolate Cream Pies. According to my folks, the filling was a boiled custard, almost like a pudding and without the hint of lemon in some of these pie fillings now. I don’t think either style was made with sponge cake. I was wondering if anyone else has seen both styles of this pie

Leave a Reply

We reserve the right to remove or edit comments that are offensive or disrespectful to our readers and/or writers, cannot be verified, lack clarity, or contain profanity. Your comments may be republished by Yankee Magazine across multiple platforms.

Register Sign In

©2015, Yankee Publishing Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Yankee Publishing Inc., | P.O. Box 520, Dublin, NH 03444 | (603) 563-8111