I need dessert help for both of the above.
For Thanksgiving, I would like to BUY a pecan pie. We have tried Hoosier Mama and Goddess & Grocer's pecan pies, but neither were very good. They both had way too may nuts, almost through to the bottom and not enough of the filling. Does anyone know of one that has a lot of filling with less nuts (as in maybe jsut on the top)? A good crust and taste is a must, of course. We are purists, so no chocolate or bourbon, please!
For this weekend, I'd like to buy a carrot cake. The cake must be really moist and have great flavor (some can be kind of hard and pretty bland), and good icing is a must with some sweetness. I have to say, I like Smith & Wolensky's a lot as the cake is fabulous, but they do not sell whole cakes, and if they did, I do not think I could afford it.
Thanks for the help! My stomach thanks you!