Boston Cream Pie

A Boston cream pie is really more cake than pie. No matter. The custard or cream filling and smooth chocolate frosting make the Boston cream pie makes it a universal favorite.

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Boston Cream Pie

Fine Cooking Magazine

This American classic is a stunning version of the original dessert created more than 100 years ago. It consists of butter sponge cake layered with pastry cream, and a topping of chocolate ganache zig-zagged with white icing. Though it's a complex recipe, many of the components can be made in advance (see Make-Ahead Tips, below).

Boston Cream Cheesecake

Better Homes and Gardens

Everyone will love this delicious dessert recipe that combines chocolate, cream cheese, and yellow cake.

Classic Boston Cream Pie

Family Circle

The mystery of why this cake is called a pie remains unsolved, but there's no doubt that the custard-filled layer cake topped with a dark chocolate glaze reigns as a favorite dessert.

Summer Sensations: Chill Out with Banana Cream Pie

Banana cream pies are for much more than throwing at clowns. In fact, we think that anyone who chooses to use these delicious treats as a weapon should be sent to dessert jail. Of course we're kidding (sort of), but we are completely serious about how delicious banana cream pie is.

How to Make Sweet Banana Pie

This sweet banana cream pie is a fresh and delicious treat. With fresh bananas and whipped cream on top it makes for an eye catching dessert.

Mile-High Deep Dish Apple Pie

I love apple pie. I'd take a slice of pie (with vanilla ice cream, thank you very much) over cake any day. We even had it instead of cake at our wedding this summer.

How to Make the Perfect Pumpkin Pie

This recipe makes the perfect pumpkin pie even more luscious by using heavy cream and adding a pinch of black pepper a little extra spunk.

How to Make Chocolate Pie

Knowing how to make chocolate pie from scratch is a dying art. Not many of us have the time and patience to cook custard to just the right consistency and painstakingly roll out pie crusts. This quick version of chocolate pie can be whipped up in the morning for the perfect dessert by dinnertime: Pudding mix and melted chocolate chips keep the process fast but maintain the deep, rich flavor of the traditional chocolate custard.

How to Make Sweet Potato Pie

If you want to know how to make sweet-potato pie as silky smooth and buttery rich as what comes out of a Southern cook's kitchen, this is the recipe for you. Evaporated milk gives it a velvety texture, and a hint of lemon and dash of nutmeg keep the pie from becoming cloyingly sweet.

How to Make Pecan Pie

Pecan pie is beloved nationwide, but it's especially revered in the South, where it seems that pecans fall from the trees like little gifts from the heavens. Native Americans had long known the pleasures of the nut they named "pacane" (translation: "nut to be cracked with a rock"), but it was French immigrants who turned the nuts into one of America's most loved pies after they settled in New Orleans and discovered the joys of having so many pecan trees in their yard. We say, merci beaucoup!

How to Make a Pumpkin Pie

If you're in charge of desserts for Thanksgiving, knowing how to make a pumpkin pie is a requirement. But you don't have to wait for November to enjoy this fall favorite. Grocery store shelves hold canned pumpkin year round. Pumpkin, even the canned variety, is packed with beta-carotene and other nutrients, making it a dessert you can feel good about eating any day of the year.

Wild Strawberry Desserts

We never met a strawberry we didn't like. Especially at this time of year, when the beautiful summer berries are either in season or on their way, nothing seems to make as much sense for dessert as strawberry shortcake, strawberry pie (go on, make a pie with strawberry and rhubarb, too, for a classic June dessert), or just-plain strawberry with cream. Maybe with a little sugar.

Pig Out! Bacon Coffee Recipe Wins Seattle Contest

If you've often wished you could just go ahead and drink your bacon in the morning, you may want to put Eileen Gannon on your "thank you" list. The Des Moines Register reports that this Iowa financial adviser won the recent Seattle's Best Coffee Red Cup Showdown -- and a cool $10,000 prize and a year's supply of coffee -- for her How to Win a Guy with One Sip concoction made using bacon-flavored syrup, caramel syrup, and pumpkin pie spice. Oh, and it's garnished with caramelized bacon whipped cream, caramel ice cream topping, more pumpkin pie spice, and caramelized bacon.

How to Coupon: June Deals!

Summer started sizzling last weekend for much of the country ... good thing your June sale forecast includes lots of summer items. It's national dairy month, so expect to see sales and combo promotions on all dairy products and eggs. I'm already seeing great deals on ice cream and whipped toppings -- the perfect companions for your Juneteenth jelly cake or strawberry pie.

How to Make Lemon Pie

Discover how to make lemon pie, and you'll have a dessert that reaches the perfect balance between tart and sweet.

How to Make Oven Barbecued Chicken

Recipes for how to make oven-barbecued chicken can use just about any combination of chicken pieces imaginable. This makes oven-barbecued chicken perfect for weeks when the family budget is tight and chicken leg quarters go on sale at the market. Knowing how to barbecue chicken in the oven means no more standing over a hot grill continually basting the meat. And making your own sauce with a non-MSG soy sauce ensures a more healthful result.

Blooming Cookies and Other Spring Treats: Best of the Blogs

Ah, spring has definitely sprung, and there's something in the waft of a balmy breeze that turns our thoughts in a decidedly sweet direction -- really, though, it doesn't take much to turn our thoughts to dessert. But no, this time of year is different. In winter nothing satisfies our sugar cravings like rich chocolate cake (the denser the better), warm slices of cinnamony apple pie with that golden flaky crust, or a super-moist spice cake topped with snowy white cream-cheese frosting (the winter blues have a knack for disappearing on the scent of spice cake baking in the oven).

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