New England’s Top 6 Favorite Pies and My Favorite? All of Them. All The Pies.
We are a mere week or so away from Halloween, that means, the Holidays are UPON US! AND, tomorrow (10/23) is National Boston Cream Pie day, so, I thought I would dive deep in to Shark Nation to find out what is our favorite pie.
Let's face it, I could eat pie until the cows came home. (Where did that expression come from?) It comes in so many varieties and can be either sweet or savory. My perfect meal may involve Shepard's Pie for the main meal and say.... Coconut Cream pie for dessert. Yum, oh YUM OH!
Being almost Boston Cream Pie day, I was curious to know how it got it's name. Turns out, it originates from the Parker House Hotel (now the Omni Parker Hotel) in Boston in 1881 by a French chef, according to Wiki. If you're not familiar with the pie, it's a layer of yellow cake, vanilla custard, RUM, another layer of yellow cake and topped with decadent chocolate. It is RIGHT up there as one of my favorites of all time. In 1996, it became Massachusetts official state pie, so says Wiki.
Certainly, the most iconic pie of Maine is the Wild Blueberry pie. New Hampshire is a little weird... many people said Whoopie Pies, but in MY house, it was always Apple pie. I grew up 2 miles from Brookdale Fruit Farm in Hollis, so... the apples were as fresh as they could be.
Anyway, without further ado, here are the Top 6 New England Pies, according to Shark Nation: