Martha Hall Foose's Custard Pie

To me egg custard pie is an exemplary Southern dessert. Simple vanilla-flavored custard graced with a dusting of grated nutmeg atop a crisp crust is just what I would have served Miss Welty if I had ever had the chance to thank her for how much her stories have meant to me. I would have also thanked her for a gift that I have begun to appreciate, now that I am -- for lack of a better term-- grown up: the idea that you don't have to leave the place you love and know, that it is not a...Full Story
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