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Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

NC's Official State Dessert

Posted March 3, 2011 7:26 a.m. EST
Updated March 3, 2011 7:39 a.m. EST

The states of Maine and Pennsylvania are feuding over who invented the Whoopie Pie. Maine may even make the chocolate and cream sandwich its Official State Treat. Folks in Pennsylvania claim the Whoopie Pie originated in the Amish culture of the Keystone State.

What should North Carolina claim as its official state dessert? Please share your recommendations. We will send them on to the North Carolina General Assembly for consideration.

I would think sweet potato pie certainly deserves some attention. North Carolina is the top sweet potato producer in the country.

My personal favorite is pecan pie. North Carolina is also a major pecan producer.

What about peach cobbler? Banana pudding?  What else would qualify?