Best of Boston

BEST Pie, boston cream

1999 BEST Pie, Boston Cream



It seems that Boston cream pie is the tiramisu of the ’60s—once ubiquitous, now vanished from most restaurant dessert cards. But chef Billy Boudreau has salvaged the once august reputation of what should be a hometown fixture. He bakes individual… read more»

1997 BEST Pie, Boston Cream

Mike’s Pastry


Boston cream pies are all about ratios: cake to chocolate, chocolate to cream, cream to cake. At Mike’s Pastry in the North End, somebody did their algebra homework. More like a cake than a pie, Mike’s rendition brings together equal… read more»

1995 BEST Pie, Boston Cream

Bentonwood Bakery/Cafe

Newton Centre

This classic not-really-a-pie has three parts: cake, custard, and chocolate frosting. Bentonwood’s version is unconventional—individual, cupcake-size BCPs, a circle of cake topped with a creamy custard, all hidden underneath a bittersweet-chocolate glaze, but terrific. read more»

1978 BEST Pie, Boston Cream



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