Favorite Desserts of U.S. Presidents

Here's a history lesson you can really sink your teeth into. I came across a fascinating list of U.S. Presidents' favorite desserts and recipes. I couldn't resist doing a little research of my own and sharing it with you. It brings history alive in a totally new way, to think about what special treats were served during so many important points in history. Choose one, get the kids in the kitchen, and have a truly sweet learning experience! (Click the link to find the recipe.)
  1. George Washington loved Martha Washington's Great Cake.
  2. John Adams preferred Abigail Adams' Apple Pan Dowdy.
  3. Thomas Jefferson loved Monticello Muffins.
  4. James Madison served Cinnamon Woodbury Cake.
  5. James Monroe loved an old family recipe for Cream Jumbles.
  6. John Quincy Adams
  7. Andrew Jackson asked for Rachel Jackson's Burnt Custard.
  8. Martin Van Buren loved a cold dessert called Charlotte Russe.
  9. William Henry Harrison served Pound Cake at his inaugural ball.
  10. John Tyler preferred Pudding Pie.
  11. James K. Polk opted for Vinegar Pie.
  12. Zachary Taylor loved a Creole favorite Calas.
  13. Millard Filmore was a simple eater, but liked Corn Pudding.
  14. Franklin Pierce preferred New Hampshire Fried Pies.
  15. James Buchanan loved a hometown favorite cookie called Apees.
  16. Abraham Lincoln was fond of Lemon Custard Pie.
  17. Andrew Johnson asked for Sweet Potato Pudding.
  18. Ulysses S. Grant requested Boston Cream Pie.
  19. Rutherford B. Hayes loved Cornmeal Battercakes.
  20. James Garfield preferred good old Apple Pie.
  21. Chester A. Arthur was fond of a new treat, Devils' Food Cake.
  22. Grover Cleveland wanted White Cake and Frosting.
  23. Benjamin Harrison loved a treat called Birthday Bonbons.
  24. Grover Cleveland loved Snickerdoodle cookies.
  25. William McKinley was a very simple eater. No favorite desserts seem to be found.
  26. Theodore Roosevelt loved a treat called Sagamore Hill Sand Tarts.
  27. William Howard Taft preferred Pumpkin Pie.
  28. Woodrow Wilson opted for Tea Cakes.
  29. Warren G. Harding liked his wife's Almond Cookies.
  30. Calvin Coolidge loved these beautiful Ice Box Cookies.
  31. Herbert Hoover wanted Grandma Hoover's Cream Peach Pie.
  32. Franklin D. Roosevelt loved Blueberry Pudding.
  33. Harry S. Truman opted for his wife's Butterscotch Cookies.
  34. Dwight D. Eisenhower loved Mamie Eisenhower's Marble Cookies.
  35. John F. Kennedy requested Cream Cheese and Frozen Strawberry Delight often.
  36. Lyndon B. Johnson loved Lady Bird Johnson's Chocolate Nut Drop Cookies.
  37. Richard Nixon loved White House Cookies.
  38. Gerald Ford's favorite treat was Butter Pecan Ice Cream.
  39. Jimmy Carter ate many Peanut Butter Pies.
  40. Ronald Reagan loved Nancy Reagan's Coconut Macaroons.
  41. George H.W. Bush lavished Barbara Bush's Chocolate Chip Cookies on the campaign trail.
  42. Bill Clinton was also a fan of his wife's Chocolate Chip Cookies.
  43. George W. Bush loved Apple Cider Creme Brulee.
  44. Barack Obama has a favorite recipe for Crustless Coconut Pie.
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