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In 1936 Jell-O came out with a cola flavored Jell-O. It only lasted for one year before being dropped.

In a survey conducted in 1951 of the U.S. armed services, banana cream pie was the favorite dessert. Rice pudding was the least liked.

In countless surveys, Apple Pie has been chosen the favorite dessert in the United States. Apple pie has also been a favorite in England for hundreds of years.

The official state dessert of Massachusetts is Boston cream pie.

A crisp is a deep dish fruit dessert baked with a crumb or struesel topping similar to a cobbler.

The official state dessert of South Dakota is Kuchen.

Marlborough Pie is a Massachusetts specialty. It is an applesauce custard pie, seasoned with nutmeg and sherry. Marlborough pie is frequently served as a Thanksgiving dessert.

A Betty is a baked dessert dating to Colonial America, It is a baked pudding made with layers of spiced sweetened fruit (usually apples) and buttered bread crumbs. Apple Brown Betty is made with brown sugar and sliced apples.

Cherries Jubilee is a dessert created by August Escoffier in honor of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. It consists of cherries flamed tableside with sugar and Kirsch (cherry brandy) spooned over vanilla ice cream.



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