Me! Yes, that's right, moi! If you recall, I mentioned that I was thinking about entering a pie contest, well I did, and I lost! Lost! Lost! But that's OK (HA!), because I learned A LOT!!! Being a teacher, there always has to be a lesson - right!
This contest was for charity. You paid $5.00 for each set of pies, and you needed to bring 2 of each pie you entered. One for the judges to sample, and one to sell. So, I went out on a limb, and entered a pineapple cream pie, tomato pie, and my world famous blueberry pie.
|Pineapple Cream Pie|
The grand prize was a $75.00 King Arthur gift certificate, and Emile Henry blue pie plate, and a blue ribbon. Second prize was a $50.00 King Arthur gift certificate, a red ribbon, Emile Henry red pie plate. Third prize was a $25.00 King Arthur gift certificate, a white ribbon, Emile Henry white pie plate.
|Wild Maine Blueberry Pie|
So, here's what I learned. These ladies, and gentlemen who entered this contest were serious bakers! Some of them enter contests throughout New England. One woman drove up from New York, another from Cape Cod! Some of them have all kinds of blue ribbons racked up!!! Some of them are genuine bakers! So, I wasn't up against the local kitchen cook, oh no, these were real competitive bakers!
Now, there's another chapter to this story, and it's a "hum-dinger" . . . my darling husband was very excited about this competition for some reason, he told me I had to have my pies there on Saturday, and I said it was Sunday, this discussion went on for about 15 minutes - until we checked the website, which wasn't clear.
So, instead a leisurely Saturday baking, I stayed up until 4:00 a.m. baking, after working all day, and driving 2 hrs. to Maine! So, I had been up a total of 23 hours. I gained conscience briefly on Saturday morning to verify when the pies had to be there - yup, I was right, it was Sunday! The only thing I did on Sunday was relax after dropping off my pies! It's a good thing he's cute and I love him . . .
All, in all, I'm really happy that I entered. It was for a good cause, I had fun, I loved the excitement surrounding the contest and I'm looking forward to making more pies!
I'll post the recipes later. To satisfy my own curiosity, please let me know which pies you are particularly interested in when you leave your comment. Also, please let me know what your all time favorite pie is. Thank you!
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