We may associate Marlborough with cigarettes and rugged cowboys, thanks to an extensive advertising campaign, but let us not forget that Marlborough is a town in Massachussetts (sometimes spelled Marlboro) and home to a special kind of pie. No, this is not a cigarette pie. That would be gross.

Marlborough pie is one of the oldest “all-American” pies, dating back to colonial times, when it was adapted from a British pudding recipe. It’s traditionally served at Thanksgiving in Massachussetts households and contains a custard-like filling of applesauce, eggs, cream and sherry. If you’re sick of pumpkin pie, you may want to resurrect this one (or this one).

Use today’s Word of the Day: What the Heck Is It: The Ramekin