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Scorereader

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What's Your Official State Dessert? Wed, 04/23/08 2:59 PM (permalink)

As a native New Yorker, I suppose our official dessert would have to be the apple pie - or maybe the cheesecake. I know that the state fruit is the apple; so, I suppose the argument in favor of either the apple pie or the cheesecake would be a heated one. Of course, you'd first have to convince the NY legislators to actually spend time debating the idea in Albany.

But, the precedence has been set by the State of Maryland, who, besides having a State Crustacean and State Beverage already representing some food groups, has debated and voted to name the Smith Island Cake as the Official State Dessert. I'm sure this news will please the Rockfish, the Oriole, the Checkerspot Butterfly, the Astrodon Johnstoni, the Diamondback Terrapin and the Chesapeake Bay Retriever. Congratulations Maryland Residents; you can now eat your cake and officially have it as your own, too!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2008/04/22/ST2008042202125.html

 
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    qwerty79

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    RE: What's Your Official State Dessert? Wed, 04/23/08 3:11 PM (permalink)
    I beleive the official NY state dessert is actually apple pie. I remember reading it somewhere. I am originally from NY(Long Island). Cheesecake should also be an official state dessert. I now live in Florida and I think the state dessert is Key Lime Pie.
     
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      iqdiva

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      RE: What's Your Official State Dessert? Wed, 04/23/08 3:12 PM (permalink)
      Scorereader,that delicious looking cake looks like one of our old timey many layered chocolate or caramel layer cakes...
      Back to the topic...Since I'm from the " Peanut Capitol Of The World " Dothan,Alabama,I'll say the representative dessert from S.E. Alabama is the Peanut Butter Pie...Other areas of Alabama may claim that other desserts could be called the Alabama State Dessert , but coming from my area , I must say that it's our delicious Peanut Butter Pie !
       
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        RE: What's Your Official State Dessert? Wed, 04/23/08 3:13 PM (permalink)
        According to the ever-knowing wikipedia () NY has an offical fruit (apple) and official muffin (apple muffin), but no offical pie or dessert. NY might find it hard to make the Apple Pie their official pie, since Vermont has already claimed that as their own. How 'bout them apples?
         
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          RE: What's Your Official State Dessert? Wed, 04/23/08 3:18 PM (permalink)
          Nope, I was wrong! I was thinking of the state muffin which is apple muffins. I don't think NY has one according to the food timeline website. My vote is for apple pie and cheesecake.

          I have family from Ohio. They are always making peanut butter buckeyes. So, I think buckeyes should be the Ohio state dessert.

          Scorereader- Check out this website. It has a lot of official state foods and popular foods. It's an interesting site.

          http://www.foodtimeline.org/statefoods.html
           
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            RE: What's Your Official State Dessert? Wed, 04/23/08 3:31 PM (permalink)
            Apparently (according to the above website), Indiana does not have an official desert. I'd like to nominate sugar cream pie as the official Hoosier desert. It appears on the menu or in the pie case in almost every mom n pop restaurant from one end of the state to the other, but I haven't seen it in too many places outside of Indiana.
             
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              Twinwillow

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              RE: What's Your Official State Dessert? Wed, 04/23/08 3:55 PM (permalink)
              In Texas, it would have to be pecan pie. Although, I would move to Maryland just to have Smith Island Cake. . It kind of reminds me of my favorite cake growing up in NYC.
              "7 layer cake". I sure do miss that wonderful cake.
               
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                RE: What's Your Official State Dessert? Wed, 04/23/08 4:03 PM (permalink)
                I think Oregon would be either marionberries or pears.
                Or maybe a marionberry-pear pie
                 
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                  RE: What's Your Official State Dessert? Wed, 04/23/08 4:25 PM (permalink)
                  According to an unofficial website-cranberrry pie is the official dessert.May be up north, but I would have to say the cream puff...
                   
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                    Oneiron339

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                    RE: What's Your Official State Dessert? Wed, 04/23/08 4:27 PM (permalink)
                    Georgia Peach Cobbler
                     
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                      Scorereader

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                      RE: What's Your Official State Dessert? Wed, 04/23/08 4:32 PM (permalink)
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by bill voss

                      I think Oregon would be either marionberries or pears.



                      Sounds good, but I don't think it's safe to eat a MarionBarry Pie!
                       
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                        RE: What's Your Official State Dessert? Wed, 04/23/08 4:33 PM (permalink)
                        Oklahoma doesnt list a state dessert---BUT---it does have a state MEAL---and the dessert with that is Pecdan Pie!
                        In 1988, Oklahoma's state legislature gave legal status to the state's official meal. Its menu includes fried okra, squash, cornbread, barbecue pork, biscuits, sausage and gravy, grits, corn, strawberries, chicken fried steak, pecan pie, and black-eyed peas.

                        Whew--that 'll fill ya up!!----They take their meals seriously out here!!
                         
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                          rouxdog

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                          RE: What's Your Official State Dessert? Wed, 04/23/08 5:01 PM (permalink)
                          Reporting for New Mexico...... Our state cookie is Bischochitos. The state bird, Chaparrel, state flower is a plastic Walmart sack blowing in the breeze stuck to a Yucca.
                           
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                            RE: What's Your Official State Dessert? Wed, 04/23/08 5:15 PM (permalink)
                            quote:
                            Originally posted by jettababs

                            Apparently (according to the above website), Indiana does not have an official desert. I'd like to nominate sugar cream pie as the official Hoosier desert. It appears on the menu or in the pie case in almost every mom n pop restaurant from one end of the state to the other, but I haven't seen it in too many places outside of Indiana.


                            Jettababs

                            You beat me to it, I also was going to suggest the sugar cream pie.

                            I have travelled all over and RARELY have I ever found it outside of Indiana.
                             
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                              Greyghost

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                              RE: What's Your Official State Dessert? Wed, 04/23/08 5:32 PM (permalink)
                              Jello is the dessert of NY. Jello has a NY pedigree as it was developed in LeRoy NY in the 19th Century. New York can't claim to have invented apple pie or cheesecake, but they can claim Jello. Although Jello is now owned by Kraft, its roots and a good deal of Jello history is solidly rooted in NY. Nothing else even comes close.

                              Since NY does not seem to have an "official" dessert, I suggest all New York Roadfooders contact their legislators and demand Jello become the official New York State Dessert. When doing this do not specify a flavor, let them argue about it as this is what we want.

                              Downstate people should demand that only Jello with cheesecake bits suspended in it should be official, Upstate people should demand that only Jello with apple pie bits suspended in it should be official. The idea here is not to get an official dessert, but to tie up the legislature so badly in heated trivial debate, they will not have time to raise taxes, pass stupid laws or further degrade the state with other harmful senseless legislation.

                              Believe me, I know this idea will work if enough New Yorkers get behind it. All these political animals care about is appearing to be doing something other than partying in the local Albany bars. Why not engage them in harmless senseless legislation that will hurt no one?

                              Write that Jello letter today to your legislator! The budget you save may be your own.
                               
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                                fabulousoyster

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                                RE: What's Your Official State Dessert? Wed, 04/23/08 5:42 PM (permalink)
                                For New York I would suggest Caraway Seed Cookies which the dutch brought over and were popular in Brooklyn, or the Blackout Cake made famous from the blackouts or Nesselorde Pie which no one makes anymore.
                                 
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                                  1bbqboy

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                                  RE: What's Your Official State Dessert? Wed, 04/23/08 5:55 PM (permalink)
                                  quote:
                                  Originally posted by Scorereader

                                  quote:
                                  Originally posted by bill voss

                                  I think Oregon would be either marionberries or pears.



                                  Sounds good, but I don't think it's safe to eat a MarionBarry Pie!

                                  Not safe, but you can clean the house in record time
                                   
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                                    RE: What's Your Official State Dessert? Wed, 04/23/08 6:32 PM (permalink)
                                    I would say that the dessert for Indiana would have to be Sugar Cream Pie.
                                    There is a new website that talks about the "Hoosier Foods"
                                    www.indianafoodways.com
                                    It talks about Hoosier Pie and Breaded Pork Tenderloins
                                    Jean Anne
                                     
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                                      RE: What's Your Official State Dessert? Wed, 04/23/08 8:35 PM (permalink)
                                      All these years I thought the State dessert of Maryland was a Lady Baltimore Cake.

                                      I've lived in Baltimore my entire life, and I've never had a Smith Island Cake. In fact, I've never seen it on a menu. I figure I could get one at Lexington Market.
                                       
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                                        RE: What's Your Official State Dessert? Thu, 04/24/08 11:25 AM (permalink)
                                        I was always under the impression that Lady Baltimore Cake was more of a Southern Victorian thing like Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia.
                                         
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                                          fattybomatty

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                                          RE: What's Your Official State Dessert? Thu, 04/24/08 3:15 PM (permalink)
                                          is there one state that is known, more than any other, for its desserts? Like how Wisconsin is synonymous with cheese and idaho with potatoes? I don't just mean one specific dessert, but overall it's the dessert state
                                           
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                                            RE: What's Your Official State Dessert? Thu, 04/24/08 5:09 PM (permalink)
                                            I looked up our state symbols, and North Carolina doesn't have an official dessert. But logic tells me that if we had one, it would almost have to be Banana Pudding. I don't believe I've ever been to a meat-and-three type of place here where banana pudding wasn't a choice for dessert. Ditto for pot luck dinners and family reunions. Also, most Baptist churches here have an annual event that's called Homecoming Sunday. The idea is to invite former members who have married, moved, or left for any other reason back, to visit their "home" church, and feed them a huge lunch. After everyone has eaten, there is an afternoon of music. A NC Homecoming Sunday would not be complete without several large pans of homemade banana pudding in the dessert section of the groaning board.
                                             
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                                              RE: What's Your Official State Dessert? Thu, 04/24/08 5:30 PM (permalink)
                                              For Kentucky, it should be either the Derby Pie or the Kentucky Silk Pie.
                                               
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                                                RE: What's Your Official State Dessert? Thu, 04/24/08 5:36 PM (permalink)
                                                Chewy, crispy, piping hot pillows of delectable dough. It's Indian fry bread, one of many time-honored treats introduced by Native Americans to Southwestern culture. When it comes to preparing the official state dish of Arizona, no one does it better than Cecelia Miller at Fry Bread House in Central Phoenix. A member of the Tohono O'odham tribe, Miller makes fry bread the way she learned from her mother while growing up on the reservation. Miller makes hers from scratch, first hand-stretching, then frying it so that it's a virtually greaseless golden brown puff peeking through a soft veil of pure vegetable oil then drizzled with Honey and powdered sugar.

                                                 
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                                                  NYNM

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                                                  RE: What's Your Official State Dessert? Fri, 04/25/08 12:12 AM (permalink)
                                                  I KNOW that New Mexico has an official state cookie: the Biscochito! It is a sort of sugar cookie and that is a dessert!
                                                   
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                                                    RE: What's Your Official State Dessert? Fri, 04/25/08 5:33 PM (permalink)
                                                    I don't think Louisiana has a state dessert, but it could be any number of them, depending on what part of the state your'e from - creme brulee, bananas Foster, bread pudding, pecan pie, sweet potato pie, (my vote would be for Frank Brigtsen's strawberry shortcake).
                                                     
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                                                      RE: What's Your Official State Dessert? Fri, 04/25/08 5:44 PM (permalink)
                                                      quote:
                                                      Originally posted by NYNM

                                                      I KNOW that New Mexico has an official state cookie: the Biscochito! It is a sort of sugar cookie and that is a dessert!


                                                      PA has a State Cookie too! It's Chocolate Chip!
                                                       
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                                                        RE: What's Your Official State Dessert? Sat, 04/26/08 4:51 AM (permalink)
                                                        quote:
                                                        Originally posted by jman

                                                        For Kentucky, it should be either the Derby Pie or the Kentucky Silk Pie.


                                                        I didn't see one listed for Kentucky, but my vote would go for Derby Pie. Derby Pie is very good

                                                        Andrea
                                                         
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                                                          RE: What's Your Official State Dessert? Sat, 04/26/08 5:17 AM (permalink)
                                                          quote:
                                                          Originally posted by AndreaB

                                                          quote:
                                                          Originally posted by jman

                                                          For Kentucky, it should be either the Derby Pie or the Kentucky Silk Pie.


                                                          I didn't see one listed for Kentucky, but my vote would go for Derby Pie. Derby Pie is very good

                                                          Andrea


                                                          It's about that time of year when Kern Bakery starts threatening lawsuits over their trademarked Derby Pie. A lot of commercial outfits make them and make the mistake of labeling them "Derby Pie". A number of years ago, Kroger started calling theirs "Pegasus Pie". No matter what you call them, they are good.
                                                           
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                                                            RE: What's Your Official State Dessert? Sun, 04/27/08 3:37 PM (permalink)
                                                            Florida - Key lime pie - Official state pie - 2006
                                                            Louisiana Beignet Official State doughnut 1986
                                                            Louisiana Natchitoches Meat Pie Official State meat pie 2003
                                                            Maryland Smith Island Cake State dessert 2008
                                                            Massachusetts Corn muffin Official muffin 1986
                                                            Massachusetts Boston Cream Pie Official dessert or dessert emblem 1996
                                                            Massachusetts Chocolate Chip Cookie Official cookie 1997
                                                            Massachusetts Boston Cream Donut Official donut 2003
                                                            Minnesota Blueberry muffin Official muffin 1988
                                                            New Mexico Biscochito Official cookie 1989
                                                            New York Apple muffin Official muffin 1987
                                                            Oklahoma Fried okra, squash, cornbread, barbecue pork,
                                                            biscuits, sausage and gravy, grits, corn, strawberries,
                                                            chicken fried steak, pecan pie, and black-eyed peas. Official State meal 1988
                                                            South Dakota Kuchen Official State dessert 2000
                                                            Vermont Apple pie State pie 1999


                                                            Here is a list of official pies, cakes, cookies, muffins, donuts

                                                            OK lists Pecan pie as part of the official OK dinner
                                                             
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