4 responses to What’s your state dessert?
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    Beth S.
    Comment on What's your state dessert? (September 30th, 2011 at 16:49)

    What's your state dessert?

    I am originally from PA, from Philadelphia to be exact, and would like to comment on PA state dessert. I spent just over half my life in Philly and nobody that I am aware of – relatives and friends – has ever raved about whoopie pies. The first whoopie pie I’d ever seen was in Maine. For PA state dessert, I would like to suggest Philly Cheesecake, or perhaps cinnamon buns (a/k/a sticky buns) as a tribute to the many German immigrants who settled there. Shoofly pie would be another great choice in tribute to Amish settlers. Not every state can make that claim. Perhaps less well known, but equally delicious, would be Philadelphia butter cake – which is not the same as that found out in the St. Louis area. It is yeast-based, and apparently created by German immigrants as well. Many Philly bakeries sold it when I was growing up, and some still do. Any of those would be authentic PA dessert choices. Also, very famous was Philadelphia ice cream back in the day, but I would go with a baked good. PA people love their baked goods.

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      Robin Miller
      Comment on What’s your state dessert? (September 30th, 2011 at 20:38)

      I have to agree with Beth S. Though I am from Maryland we visited Lancaster County many times when I was growing up in the 1960’s. The closest thing to a whoopie pie that I recall between our two states was a Tastykake chocolate Kreamie … oh so good!!! My first thought for your official dessert is shoofly pie!! And yes, I’ll vote for that Philly Cheesecake! My husband and I lived in Rhode Island in 20-30 years ago. That is where I first tasted a whoopie pie.

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      Comment on Amish foods (December 14th, 2016 at 20:44)

      Amish foods

      Butter cake??? Do u have the recipe that sounds so good like something I would try for Christmas. I have a great source cream pound cake recipe. So do u ever go for the Bordentown flea market really good market big buildi g of Amish foods from bakery to butchers. Worth the drive even open on Thanksgiving day! Right at exit 7 of the NJ like exit toward Ft Dix…About 2 or three miles down on right you will a large red building right after a service station Me red light. Great market HUGE good produce ethic foods of All ki!New.BUT my favorite are by far the fresh hot baked pretzels fresh out of oven which are HUGE will cover a dinner plate and dipped in butter great for breakfast.
      It is an ear!Y market. Amish only there Thursday and Saturday. The other huge part open Sundays As well. You can rcindcjt on. The web at
      www.Bordentownfarmersmarket.com now BUTTER CAKE whish I had some!

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    Comment on State georiga (December 14th, 2016 at 20:52)

    State georiga

    Anything with peaches. Most popular problem peach pie or cobblers..

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