America's Best Regional Desserts
Boston Cream Pie
Massachusetts’s official state dessert isn’t a pie at all. It traditionally features layers of sponge cake and vanilla custard, all covered in chocolate ganache. At Flour Bakery in Boston’s South End, star pastry chef Joanne Chang updates the classic by brushing each cake layer with robust coffee syrup before adding an ethereal pastry cream. flourbakery.com
Photo courtesy of Flour Bakery.