Listen here, Maine Pie Guy from the front page recipe...
You appear to make a good pie. Pretty meringue, maple filling isn't my thing, but that's cool, I'm sure many people love it. Looks like a good crust. Plus marks to you.
But what's with the regional slam towards "The South?" And where'd you get the idea Southerners use Karo for anything but pecan and maybe the occasional "mock" this or that? Hint: The Karo website doesn't tell the story.
And RF, I hardly think one pie guy's throwaway comment to make his pie seem better than other pies counts as a religious or universal explanation. Also.. let's try less snotty regionalism and more "yay, pie!" and maybe we'll be a nice, busy, friendly community again.
Granddaughter of the best Texan-by-way-of-Georgia Piemaker anywhere. Karo-pecan and all.