Last summer, Wisconsin named the kringle as the state's official pastry -- not to be confused with their proposed state dessert, the cream puff. A kringle is a Scandinavian flaky pastry, similar to a danish pastry in texture, then filled with nuts, fruit filling, or custard. Since Racine, Wisconsin, apparently is the epicenter of Danish-American culture and full of expert kringle makers, it just made sense.
Maine has blueberry pie. Maryland has Smith Island cake. Massachusetts obviously has Boston cream pie. South Dakota claimed kuchen. Texas got the strudel and the sopaipilla. What would Arizona's state pastry be? What are we known for as far as sweets are concerned? Those lollipops with the scorpions in them at the airport?