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November 28th, 2005 (10:15 am)

current mood: disappointed

Thanksgiving was something of a disappointment. For some reason, my pecan pie, which has in year's past been known as Jane's World Famous Best Ever Pecan Pie, was only marginal. It was, in a word goopy. I hate goopy pecan pie. That is, pecan pie in which the nuts sit atop a solid mass of...goop. I like my goop and nuts blended together, more like a praline, I suppose. I don't know why my goop didn't blend as usual. I made it as always. I use a tart pan with a removable bottom, so it's much thinner than a "normal" pecan pie. The only difference was that instead of Pillsbury pie crust, I used Trader Joe's. And I cooked it in my convection oven. It looked terrific, and others said it tasted terrific, but I DIDN'T LIKE IT....


Posted by: Rat Phooey (ratphooey)
Posted at: November 28th, 2005 06:19 pm (UTC)
Drink coffee

My second batch of pie was goopy, too. Don't know why.

Wish I'd thought to look at TJ's for pie crust.

Posted by: ByJane (byjane)
Posted at: November 28th, 2005 06:28 pm (UTC)

I'm not so sure that I'd do the TJ's crust again. It was quite thick and cracked at the folds. No amount of puttering sealed the cracks and the filling leaked (another first).

Posted by: Rat Phooey (ratphooey)
Posted at: November 28th, 2005 06:36 pm (UTC)
Drink coffee

Oh, well.

I should be less lazy and make my own.

I used a whole wheat one from Whole Foods, which was fine, and a plain old grocery store variety, which was also fine, and the cracks patched nicely.

Posted by: faith, doubt, and the american way (theodicy)
Posted at: November 28th, 2005 08:00 pm (UTC)

Oh dear. I bet it was the different crust.

I almost bought some TJ's pie crusts, so you have warned me.

Still: pecan pie!

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