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    * Seeking Boston Creme Pie *

    <IMG SRC=http://www.krymow.com/images/eating.gif> Salutations, gourmets & gourmands ~

    I am trying to replace a long-lost recipe for a version of what we called Boston Creme pie. This is not the traditional Boston Creme w/ cake, but rather a real pie w/ a graham cracker crust, a thick pudding pie-filling and a chocolate icing/glazing and I think a whipped cream on top of the chocolate covering. It has been many years, but nostalgia has us yearning for its tasty return! <img src=/S/yum.gif border=0 alt=yum width=15 height=15>

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    Re: * Seeking Boston Creme Pie *

    Bruce,

    I've never had the pie version, but it sounds like you should be able to use the custard filling from a proven cake recipe, for the pudding-like body of the pie, and do the same for the chocolate glaze. Top it off with a a heavy whipped cream & you should have something very like your memory.
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    Re: * Seeking Boston Creme Pie *

    Bruce,
    What you describe is exactly what my beloved (from up-state NY - now in UK) introduced me to when we first met. It is wonderful!. I shall try to wheedle <img src=/S/please.gif border=0 alt=please width=31 height=23> the secret recipe out of her <img src=/S/chef.gif border=0 alt=chef width=19 height=22> but it may prove impossible.

    Update after the weekend.
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    Re: * Seeking Boston Creme Pie *

    Hi, Steve ~

    Sounds great! Looking forward to it and best of beggar's luck! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: * Seeking Boston Creme Pie *

    After much pleading/bended knee etc. I was not successful in extracting the secret recipe. <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>

    She did give us a clue (which means nothing to me as a Brit) which was 'My-T-Five' <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29> <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15> Best of luck!

    Perhaps this should go to the puzzles board?
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    Re: * Seeking Boston Creme Pie *

    <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29>

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    Re: * Seeking Boston Creme Pie *

    Talk about cryptic - Steve's persuasive powers were obviously low this weekend!

    Anyhow I attach a version that I tried over the weekend prompted by your request. It was very good but pretty rich and there was too much filling but there is a good use to put the extra too.

    Allow plenty of time and patience but give it a go and let us know if it is close to your long lost dream version!

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    Re: * Seeking Boston Creme Pie *

    Hi, Sue ~

    <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15> We'll surely give 'er go and then let you know. <img src=/S/yum.gif border=0 alt=yum width=15 height=15>

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    Re: * Seeking Boston Creme Pie *

    The clue?

    In the states there used to be (and may still be) a pudding mix named "My-T-Fine", which could be what she was referring to ...

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    Re: * Seeking Boston Creme Pie *

    Hi, Sue ~

    Just wanted to let you know that your recipe was a success tonight! <img src=/S/yum.gif border=0 alt=yum width=15 height=15> There will be some tweaking next time (less eggs, firmer filling), but it was dynamite. Thank you kindly for sharing the formula! <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15>

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    Re: * Seeking Boston Creme Pie *

    Bruce
    Delighted to help - I thought the filling wasn't quite right but having never heard of Boston Creme Pie before you started this thread I hoped it was close! Perhaps if you do try again you could repost the filling recipe you use next time and we could come up with the "definative" version.

    I did later find a recipe for Boston Creme Pie in an American cookbook I have but the filling was sandwiched in a type of sponge cake which I didn't think sounded as good as the cracker crust.

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    Re: * Seeking Boston Creme Pie *

    Hi, Sue ~

    Yes, the standard Boston Creme pie is actually a multi-layer sponge cake and is easy to find in most any bake goods cookbook. The pie-pie version we had as kids was commonly sold in kits but no longer made.

    Despite consternation of both arteries and waistline, my brother & I will certainly be making it again!

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