Celebrate July 4th: By Bringing One of The Most Iconic Dessert From Each State To Your BBQ

America is often called a melting pot. You can see this mixing of backgrounds, cultures, and local ingredients in the pots and pans of our country’s bakers.

Born out of European influences, traveling immigrants, Great Depression ingenuity, and farm-fresh crops, here’s favorite desserts from every state to inspire your next confection.

Alabama’s Lane Cake Alabama designated Lane Cake as an official state dessert in 2016, but it has been a symbol of Southern culture and identity for much longer.

Alaska’s Baked Alaska Sometimes referred to as an omelet surprise, French chef Charles Ranhofer invented Baked Alaska at Delmonico’s Restaurant in New York City.

Arizona’s Sopaipillas Sometimes referred to as the Navajo taco, fried Sopaipillas can be savory or sweet.

Arkansas’ Possum Pie Don’t let the name fool you. Its name comes from “playing possum,” meaning to hide or pretend to be something you’re not.

California’s Avocado Parfait While California doesn’t have an official state dessert, as the largest US producer of avocados, its Avocado based dishes have become the de facto state treat.

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