Do we need a separate thread called pecan pie so anyone else with nostalgic dessert memories can find it again?
I'm still not sure quite what maxxpf is remembering, but this whole topic is fraught with potential misunderstandings in translation: pie, cake, Kuchen, Torte, dough, crust, batter, filling, Teig ...
I trust that maxxpf remembers correctly that it was called pecan pie, but if that word was right, it almost surely had a stiff baked crust as a kind of shell on the bottom. The crust is made from dough, but we only use the word 'dough' for the mixture while it's still soft and uncooked, like bread before it's baked. After it's baked in the oven, it's called the crust, like the bottom of a pizza. (In BE apparently the word 'base' is sometimes used, though pies as such aren't as common.)
After the crust has cooled, you then add the filling, with the pecans mixed in, and bake again. And it's really called filling, not dough, because it doesn't contain any flour, only sugar, butter, eggs, corn syrup, and pecans. (A daunting list, but hey, nuts are good for cholesterol, right? (-; )