When the Parker House opened, chocolate was mainly consumed at home as a beverage or in puddings. Since its invention, the Boston cream pie has become one of the most popular desserts in America and is served in thousands of establishments. Our recipe for Boston cream pie became so popular that in 1958, it even became a Betty Crocker boxed mix.It was originally referred to as Washington Pie at the hotel and was made in pie tins. We built a replica of the hotel out of Boston Crème Pie for the 150th anniversary year, which made the Worlds' Largest list, and served it all day to over 10,000 Bostonians and tourists at Quincy Market Place. The pie is still produced on the same marble pastry table that would have been used by Ho Chi Minh in 1911 when he was a pastry chef here at the Omni Parker House.We serve over 20,000 per year from the Omni Parker House Bakery, made fresh everyday. The recipe is in our history book, which guests can receive at the hotel upon request.See all pie recipes.Click here to see The Great American Pie Extravaganza.
An unconventional combination: the flavors of a Boston cream pie are transformed into a casserole-style dessert that does not need any time in the oven. Homemade pudding is layered with a crunchy graham crackers and fudgy chocolate frosting. After it rests overnight in the refrigerator, it takes on a cake-like consistency, kind of like an icebox cake.
Adapted from Faith Durand's "Not Your Mother's Casseroles."
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"Yellow cake mix and vanilla pudding mix help create this classic dessert in no time. A rich chocolate glaze provides a fast finishing touch."
— Edwina Olson, Enid, Okla.
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If you're a sucker for Boston cream pie, then your world just got a lot better. This recipe uses Nutella to make a ganache to spread over the moist, icing-filled cake to create a rich, flavorful addition to the classic recipe.