Perfected at Parker House
A quick Google search for a Boston Cream Pie recipe will yield hundreds of results. Folks have clamored to recreate this timeless dessert, and to vary its original greatness to fit their personal cravings. But many don’t realize that the true, original Boston Cream Pie is a culinary creation of Boston’s Parker House, now widely known as Omni Parker House. Learn more below about its history and how to have one delivered to your doorstep.
When the Parker House opened in 1855, chocolate was mainly consumed at home as a beverage or in puddings. There was no lack of chocolate in Boston, since America's first chocolate mill had opened in neighboring Dorchester in 1765. Since colonial times, New Englanders have enjoyed a dessert called American "Pudding-cake pie," but when Parker House's own Chef Sanzian and his bake staff drizzled chocolate icing onto sponge cake filled with vanilla custard, something new and sensational was born. Originally dubbed "Parker House Chocolate Cream Pie," Boston Cream Pie became an immediate and perennial hit.
The original Parker House recipe for the pie (which is technically a cake) was so popular that in 1958 it became a Betty Crocker boxed mix. On December 12, 1996, thanks in part to a local high school civics class that sponsored the bill, Boston Cream Pie was proclaimed the official Massachusetts State Dessert despite stiff competition from the Toll House Cookie, the Fig Newton and Indian Pudding.
Omni Parker House now offers delivery of their iconic pie to anywhere in the country. Follow the link to have the original Boston Cream Pie prepared fresh and shipped directly from the bake shop right to your door. Each original Boston Cream pie is 8 inches in diameter, 44 oz. and contains nuts. Serves 10 to 12 people.
Pies are shipped frozen in an insulated unit with ice packs. It is normal for the product and ice packs to partially or fully thaw during shipment. Pies will stay fresh in the fridge for 1-2 days, or can be stored up to 1 month in the freezer.
Questions? Please call the hotel directly at 617-227-8600.