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Best Boston Cream Pie?

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  • Valyn Aug 29, 2010 08:34 AM
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My husband wants a Boston Cream Pie for his birthday, and I don't have the time before next weekend to master this. Where can I buy a great Boston Cream Pie? I can go just about anywhere - in town, inner suburbs or outer suburbs (west and north preferred).

Thanks!

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  1. I really like Rosie's BCP, but it's a really dense, super-sweet version. The cream filling is as firm as a panna cotta (and, IMHO, it's ambrosial), the cake is almost pound cake-like in its dense crumb, and the chocolate "glaze" is really a thick layer of fudge-like ganache. It comes in a small (7"?) size that 2 people can finish before it gets stale.

    My husband also always wants a BCP for his birthday, and one year I made one out of "The Best Recipe" cookbook--it was my first try and it actually turned out great. But, in fact, I almost always get him a Rosie's one.

    1. Quebrada akery in Wellesley has a great one. Located next to Whole Foods. In town I believe you can order one from the originator-Parker House. Very delicious.

      1. Order one from the Parker House. They are delicious. Ben and Jerry has it as a new flavor and it's awesome.

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        1. re: cherrytomato

          Just tried the Ben & Jerrys - it's good but it needs more chocolate. Wish they had put a chocolate ganache or fudge swirl thru it instead of a couple of random chocolate "chips". Liked the Makin' Whoopie Pie flavor (sadly, it's retired) MUCH better.

          1. re: cherrytomato

            I agree. One of the top 2 or 3 B&J flavors of all time for sure.

          2. Deluxe Town Diner serves an excellent Boston cream pie by the (huge) slice. Maybe their baker could make you a whole one.

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            Deluxe Town Diner
            627 Mt Auburn St, Watertown, MA 02472

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            1. re: fantundo

              I know this thread is old, but I remembered the recommendation for Deluxe Town Diner and ordered the BCP there, and was disappointed -- not bad, but dryish cake and super sweet, and served with Hershey's-style (or maybe actually Hershey's) chocolate syrup. Around the same neighborhood, Lilly's French Bakery makes an excellent one (unfortunately, not by the slice).

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              Deluxe Town Diner
              627 Mt Auburn St, Watertown, MA 02472