Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

Pecan Pie Problem

Posted November 21, 2007 9:54 a.m. EST

What would a Carolina Thanksgiving be without it? Pecan pie. Oh, do I ever love it!

Smells great. Looks fine. Can’t wait to dig in. But it’s a bit mushy in the middle. It’s the perennial pecan pie problem. Sure, just leave it in the oven a little longer. Sorry, but the crust can’t take any more heat. Sound familiar?

Well, I reach out for help today. Could you please point me in the direction of a surefire pecan pie recipe? I will be forever grateful.

Now a few other questions as we prepare for the big feast.

What kind of dressing will you serve this year? Elizabeth Gardner insists there would be a family revolt if anyone tampered with the revered recipe for oyster dressing or stuffing.  What about your situation?

If you had to go to a restaurant for Thanksgiving where would you go? I assume most of you would prefer eating at home with family.   Please, no compressed turkey from a can!

What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?

And what are you thankful for this year?

Some food for thought.