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#1 maftoul

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 03:46 PM

I'm helping make food for a party with a North Carolina theme. I'm not having too much luck researching desserts. Does anyone know of any desserts that are regional and peculiar to North Carolina? Thanks!

#2 Holly Moore

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 04:26 PM

Banana Pudding with vanilla wafers - probably my favorite.

Fried fruit pies. Red Velvet cake.

But go with banana pudding. Really special when done well.
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Posted 03 August 2009 - 05:11 PM

Banana pudding isn't dessert, it's a vegetable, just like macaroni-and-cheese.
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#4 Holly Moore

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 05:29 PM

You're right, of course. Like jello.
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#5 maftoul

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 05:33 PM

Thanks, Holly. I was thinking along those lines.

Munchymom, I will pass on your description of banana cream pie as a vegetable :biggrin:

#6 BrentKulman

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 06:39 PM

Don't forget Chess Pie.

#7 kpurvis

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 05:49 AM

Banana Pudding with vanilla wafers - probably my favorite.

Fried fruit pies.  Red Velvet cake.

But go with banana pudding.  Really special when done well.

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How about sweet potato pie? After all, N.C. is the leading producer of sweet potatoes.

Red velvet cake is a sentimental favorite, but according to several sources, it's not technically Southern. But I'd definitely agree with fried pies. Around here, Damson plum pie is an old tradition, if you can lay your hands on Damsons. Coconut cake is a lot of work, but it's also a sentimental favorite, and pecan pie fits anywhere in the South.

Other than that, I'd go with the general acclaim for banana pudding, and you can make it in large quantities.
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#8 TGTyson

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Posted 30 January 2010 - 10:24 AM

Pecan or chess pies seasoned with a good bourbon
Various fruit cobblers, crisps or slumps
Persimmon pudding
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#9 YWalker

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 11:47 AM

Well, I'm almost a year late replying, but there is a recent book on the topic: Sweet Carolina: Favorite Desserts and Candies from the Old North State.

#10 g_camper

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 09:00 AM

How about Coca-Cola Cake or "Better than sex" Cake (which it isn't).

#11 judiu

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Posted 09 April 2011 - 10:37 AM

How about Coca-Cola Cake or "Better than sex" Cake (which it isn't).


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