Victory is sweet!
For the second year in a row I took home “Prettiest Pie” at Enid’s Apple Pie Contest. I guess my pie success really hasn’t been a fluke.
I’m happy to report that some of the big honors went to folks I know and have competed with before. Michael Stewart and Charlie Mirisola brought home the big prize with this Bourbon Butter Apple Pie.
FYI, Michael once made an epic Peter Pan Donut Pudding Pie that is now all the rage in Germany (seriously).
Now I’ve got 12 months to come up with a new way to wow the judges. Maybe next year I’ll even place for taste!
I’ll post more soon, but for now I’d like to give a big shout-out to the awesome judges. They put a lot of effort into tasting and ranking all of the pies. I stole a peek at one of the judging forms and was really impressed with all of the elements they took into consideration for each pie (and I’m not divulging their secrets). You can check out more about some of the judges here:
Harry Rosenblum of the Brooklyn Kitchen.
Matt Tilden of the delicious Scratchbread.
Michael Harlan Turkell of epic photography excellence and Edible Brooklyn.
Einat Imber and Erin Dieboll who make art and devour pies on the regular.