Snackshot of the Day: Boston Cream Pie

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Boston cream pie got its name because it was originally made in pie tins.

The Daily Meal's editors, contributors, and readers dig into some pretty great restaurants, festivals, and meals. There's not always enough time to give a full review of a restaurant or describe in depth why a place, its food, and the people who prepare it are noteworthy, so Snackshot of the Day does what photographs do best, rely on the image to do most of the talking.

Today's Snackshot is of Boston cream pie. Boston cream pie is a decadent dessert made of pastry cream filling between two cake layers, all topped with chocolate ganache. Though it is called a pie, Boston cream pie is actually a cake. The first version is said to have been served at Boston's Omni House Hotel, then known as the Parker House Hotel.

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