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  • From shave ice to Boston cream pie,

  • here is each state's favorite dessert.

  • Lane cake was made the official state dessert

  • of Alabama in 2016.

  • Its filling typically includes pecans, coconut flakes,

  • raisins, and a generous amount of bourbon.

  • Indigenous people would mix seal oil, animal fat, fish,

  • berries, or other available ingredients to make akutaq.

  • A modern adaptation of the recipe uses vegetable shortening

  • instead of animal fat and adds sugar.

  • The sopaipilla is a cross between

  • Latin American fried pastry and Navajo fry bread.

  • This fried pastry can be served savory or sweet.

  • To serve it as a dessert,

  • drizzle honey or sift powdered sugar on top.

  • Possum pie can be found at diners and restaurants

  • throughout Arkansas.

  • Its layers consist of a crust, a cream cheese mixture,

  • chocolate pudding, and whipped cream.

  • Doughnut shops are a quintessential part of California.

  • Whether you like them plain, over the top,

  • or packed to the brim,

  • you're guaranteed to find one you like here.

  • Duffeyrolls are extremely popular in Denver.

  • They look like cinnamon rolls,

  • but are lighter and have a flakier texture.

  • The snickerdoodle is a classic cinnamon-sugar cookie,

  • but cream of tartar is the key ingredient

  • to a true, classic snickerdoodle.

  • Peach pie is Delaware's state dessert.

  • In the 19th century, Delaware was the country's

  • leading producer of peaches.

  • Even today, residents love making

  • and eating the state dessert.

  • Key lime pie is synonymous with Florida.

  • The pie filling consists of key lime juice,

  • sweetened condensed milk, and egg yolk.

  • Restaurants and home bakers alike

  • love making peach cobblers in Georgia.

  • To make it extra special, add ice cream on top.

  • Shave ice is an iconic dessert in Hawaii.

  • A block of ice is shaved

  • and then drizzled with rainbow syrups.

  • You can add toppings such as adzuki bean paste

  • or condensed milk.

  • It may look like a potato, but it's actually ice cream.

  • The ice cream potato can be found

  • at Boise's Westside Drive In.

  • Vanilla ice cream is shaped like a potato

  • and dusted in cocoa powder.

  • Then it's topped with whipped cream, Oreos, and peanuts.

  • Popcorn became the Illinois state snack food in 2004.

  • Garrett Popcorn serves its popcorn fresh to customers

  • and can make anywhere from 30 to 150 batches every day.

  • Popular flavors include CaramelCrisp, CheeseCorn,

  • and a mix of the two.

  • The Indiana sugar cream pie is a regional specialty

  • characterized by its buttery crust

  • and rich vanilla custard filling.

  • The pie originated from the Amish and Shaker communities

  • that settled in Indiana in the 1800s.

  • Le Mars, Iowa, is the ice cream capital of the world.

  • Home to the Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor and Museum,

  • you can find over 50 ice cream sculptures

  • throughout the city.

  • Frozen custard is a denser, creamier version of ice cream.

  • It has pasteurized egg yolk,

  • which gives it smoother texture.

  • Sheridan's specializes in frozen custards

  • and has seven locations in Kansas and Missouri.

  • Get it in a cone or a cup and make sure to add toppings.

  • Bourbon balls are a sweet and boozy delight.

  • The bite-sized confection is made of

  • Kentucky-bourbon-soaked pecans, butter,

  • and powdered sugar and then dipped in chocolate.

  • Yum!

  • No Louisiana trip is complete without trying

  • beignets at Café du Monde.

  • Square-shaped pieces of dough are deep-fried

  • and generously sprinkled with powdered sugar.

  • The blueberry pie, made with wild Maine blueberries,

  • became the state dessert in 2011.

  • Maine is one of the world's top suppliers

  • of wild blueberries,

  • not to be confused with cultivated blueberries.

  • Wild blueberries are smaller

  • and have a sweeter and tangier taste.

  • The Smith Island cake is a layered cake

  • named after Smith Island in Chesapeake Bay.

  • Traditionally, it consists of eight to 10 layers of cake

  • with frosting between each layer.

  • The Boston cream pie is a decadent cake

  • filled with custard or cream,

  • and the chocolate glaze is a must.

  • It's also the Massachusetts state dessert.

  • Michigan is well known for its Mackinac Island fudge.

  • Visitors can watch it being poured onto a marble slab

  • and worked into solid fudge as it cools and hardens.

  • While a muffin may be considered more of a breakfast food,

  • you can certainly eat it for dessert,

  • especially since Minnesota's state muffin

  • is the blueberry muffin.

  • The Mississippi mud pie is a rich, chocolaty dessert.

  • The pie consists of a chocolate crust,

  • one to three layers of chocolate,

  • and a whipped cream topping.

  • The gooey butter cake is a St. Louis original.

  • It has a yellow cake bottom with a cream cheese,

  • egg, and powdered sugar filling.

  • Huckleberry pie is a favorite dessert in Montana.

  • Huckleberries are grown in the northwestern US,

  • especially in the mountainous parts of Montana.

  • They're sweet and tart, similar to blueberries,

  • and perfect for a dessert pie.

  • The kolache is a pastry roll

  • popular in the Midwest and Texas.

  • Soft dough is filled with cream cheese or fruit.

  • It originated in Eastern Europe

  • and was brought to the US in the 1800s.

  • You can find chocolate treats all over Nevada

  • at chocolate shops or all-you-can-eat buffets.

  • Las Vegas also has one of the largest

  • chocolate fountains in the world

  • at the Bellagio, at 27 feet tall.

  • Cider doughnuts are a New England favorite,

  • especially in the fall.

  • New Hampshire is home to many apple orchards,

  • including the oldest continuously operating one

  • in America, Applecrest Farms.

  • Saltwater taffy is a sweet treat you can enjoy

  • on many New Jersey boardwalks.

  • It's made by mixing and stretching corn syrup,

  • sugar, and butter.

  • There are dozens of flavors to enjoy,

  • including vanilla, strawberry, and bubblegum.

  • Bizcochitos are New Mexico's state cookie.

  • The anise-flavored shortbread cookie

  • is often eaten at special celebrations

  • like weddings, baptisms, and holidays.

  • This recipe was influenced by locals and immigrants

  • from other Hispanic countries.

  • New York-style cheesecake is characterized

  • by its dense and rich texture,

  • made possible by using lots of cream cheese

  • and extra eggs and egg yolks.

  • It's great by itself, but putting strawberries on top

  • adds an extra-sweet flavor.

  • Sweet potato pie is a Southern classic,

  • but instead of empty calories,

  • this pie is filled with mashed sweet potatoes,

  • which are full of fiber and vitamin A.

  • The krumkake is a Norwegian waffle cookie.

  • While it's still hot, the cookie is rolled into a cone

  • and can be filled with cream.

  • It was brought to the Midwest by Scandinavian immigrants.

  • Buckeyes are peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate.

  • They're meant to resemble the nut of the buckeye tree,

  • which is Ohio's state tree.

  • Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies are famous

  • throughout Oklahoma.

  • These handheld treats are perfect for on the go,

  • and there are over a dozen flavors to choose from,

  • including chocolate and cherry.

  • The marionberry pie is an Oregon favorite.

  • The marionberry was created by Oregon State University

  • and the US Department of Agriculture

  • in a berry-developing partnership in the early 1900s.

  • Amish people in Pennsylvania invented the whoopie pie.

  • Marshmallow Fluff or buttercream

  • is sandwiched between two pieces of cake-like cookies.

  • The doughboy is similar to a zeppole

  • but local to Rhode Island.

  • It starts out as a flattened pizza dough,

  • and then it's deep-fried and topped with powdered sugar.

  • Coconut cake is a must-have in the South.

  • It's made up of coconut cake, coconut frosting,

  • and covered with toasted coconut flakes.

  • The word "kuchen" roughly translates to "cake" in German.

  • The pastry has a dough crust

  • and custard and fruit filling.

  • German immigrants brought it to South Dakota

  • in the 1880s.

  • Banana pudding consists of layers

  • of vanilla wafers, pudding, and bananas.

  • The simple, but delicious dessert is a Southern staple.

  • There's even a National Banana Pudding Festival

  • held in Centerville, Tennessee, annually.

  • Texans love their pecan pie

  • so much they made it the state pie.

  • You can find the nutty treat at restaurants,

  • dessert shops, and many family gatherings.

  • Jell-O is Utah's state snack food.

  • It's popular among the state's large Mormon population.

  • To make it a sweeter treat, add whipped cream on top.

  • Nothing warms the heart and stomach like apple pie.

  • Sliced Vermont apples are placed inside a pie crust

  • with a lattice top and baked to perfection.

  • Virginians love their chess pie.

  • The simple pie is made up of flour,

  • butter, sugar, and eggs,

  • and on occasion an acid such as vinegar,

  • buttermilk, or lemon juice.

  • While the Nanaimo bar is Canadian by birth,

  • it was made popular in the US by Starbucks,

  • whose headquarters are in Seattle.

  • This no-bake dessert bar is decadent and delicious.

  • While invented by the Pennsylvania Dutch,

  • the shoofly pie is very popular in West Virginia.

  • The star of the decadent pie is molasses.

  • There's even an annual West Virginia Molasses Festival

  • in Arnoldsburg.

  • Original Cream Puffs are a popular dessert

  • in the Wisconsin State Fair.

  • The puff pastry is piled high with cream

  • and extremely fun to eat.

  • Cowboy cookies are packed with a bunch

  • of flavors and textures.

  • This cookie contains chocolate, pecans,

  • coconut, oats, and cinnamon.

  • While they aren't states, here are the favorite desserts

  • in Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico.

  • Cupcakes reign supreme in Washington, DC.

  • Local favorites are Georgetown Cupcake

  • and Baked and Wired.

  • Flan is a popular custard dessert in Puerto Rico

  • and other Spanish-speaking countries and territories.

  • What foods do you think we should cover next?

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