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Old 08-02-2016, 07:19 PM   #43
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best regional iconic dessert : cherry ice cream at the University of Wisconsin- Madison Union.
not iconic, but Kate Weiser Chocolates in Dallas( not far off I -30 and I-35 east, in Trinity Groves) does some desserts ( sundae type concoctions which require too many words to describe) which rank right up there in my list of 5 best things ever eaten EVER!
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Old 08-02-2016, 07:35 PM   #44
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In Wisconsin: hands down, The Sour Cream Raspberry pie at any of the Norske Nook's around the state.

Great! Now you got me drooling, and I moved 2000 miles away from that "crack on a plate".
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oh yum! this is a great travel guide for those of us who live to eat instead of eat to live!
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Old 08-02-2016, 07:51 PM   #46
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In Abilene Kansas,there is a Russel Stover store that has factory flaws for the low budget and an excellent assortment of their first line candy if that is your pleasure. It's a nice stop and located on the South side of I70.

1993 Caramel drive. PS - ice cream there too. Pat
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Old 08-02-2016, 09:20 PM   #47
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Leonard's bakery malasadas. Hawaiian beignets.

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Old 08-02-2016, 09:38 PM   #48
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If your travels take you to Montreal you have to eat the chocolate babka from Hof Kelsten.
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Old 08-03-2016, 08:06 AM   #49
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Key Lime Pie tip. If you see a green Key Lime Pie it had food coloring added to it. if they resorted to green die odds are they did not us real Key Limes either.
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Old 08-03-2016, 08:27 AM   #50
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I recall that in the Florida Keys one could buy a slice of frozen key lime pie, dipped in chocolate, and on a stick.

Also, the Tillamook Factory in Oregon offers a bountiful array of their ice cream, to be scooped into cones or cups and consumed with great delight.

Their portions are beyond generous, tho, so save your appetite for this.


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Old 08-03-2016, 10:00 AM   #51
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Looking for
The Pie Lady - suposed to be good cooks making pies at home - where?
Mince meat pie
German Chocolate cake
German chocolate pie
Eclairs - used to be a bakery in Monterey, CA that made very good ones
Cream puffs - local Walnut Creek shop, Sweet Affairs used to make great ones
Eggnog Ice cream
Pecan logs - I35 and I40 Stucky's had them - gone now I think
Cheese cake - the Cheese Cake Factory in Albuquerque used to make the best
Apple Crisp
Peanut Brittle - Sees Candies sells a sugar free that tastes great

Does thinking about desert put on calories? If it does, I'm in trouble. Pat
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Old 08-03-2016, 10:08 AM   #52
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Hood River, OR is where we summer every year. The fresh produce here is fantastic, from cherries earlier in summer to great leaches being jut two favorites.
Don't think I will be trying the leaches....but the Pie Lady of Pie Town, NM makes some pretty good pies!
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Flour bakery in Boston makes a Boston cream pie that I like better then the one from Omni hotel where it was first made. If you can not drive to Boston here is a link to the recipe. I made it myself a few times, not too difficult but it takes a long time. The result is worth the effort.

https://food52.com/recipes/21947-best-boston-cream-pie
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My daughter sent me this photo of one of the pies she purchased at Capitol Reef Natl Park. She gave it good reviews.

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I second the fruit in Hood River, especially the peaches. Also, a little known orchard jewel is Kimberly, Oregon. Their cherries are top notch.

Any iconic Oregon dessert has to include a minimum of one of the following:

Hazelnuts
Coffee
Marion Berries
Blue Berries
Strawberries
Huckleberries
Blackberries
Cherries

The dessert can be pie, ice cream, cobbler, cake, tart, beer , but it will have one, or multiple, of the above.

The Marionberry is the most unique to Oregon because it is a blackberry hybred cultivator developed at Oregon State. It is a sweeter and less tart blackberry with a lighter color purple and a lot nicer to pick because of less thorns. It is the "Cabernet of Blackberries." It has been proposed as the state berry since 2009, but has been blocked by rival berry producers.

To cover all the bases in Oregon ingredients, I recommend the Tillamook Diary in Tillamook, Oregon, where all of the above are found in one, or multiple, ice creams; most of which are titled with "Oregon ..." A few years back, they had the "Oregon 150" (statehood) for a short time. It was honey base icecream with hazelnuts and huckleberry drizzle Mmmm!

https://www.tillamook.com/products/ice-cream.html

Oh and they have plenty of room to park an Airstream, that is if I haven't taken the last spot in the usually full parking lot It is one of the few crowded tourist stops that many Oregonians are willing to brave. In contrast, you won't see me in a line waiting for a Voodoo Doughnut, nor racing for a plane with a pink box (Voodoo again).

To be fair, Umpqua Ice Cream, several other smaller brands, and craft handmade ice creams are available all over the state with a huge variety of the above ingredients.
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OK We have all been wanting to say it. The best dessert in any region is the one you make when camping.
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