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Apple Pie Making Contest

2014 Apple Pie Contest
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Pie Delivery: 11am
Slices for Sale: 12:00pm

Bake your best 1 or 2 crust pie using your favorite apple variety or combination. Both filling and crusts must be homemade.

Apples must be the main ingredient of the pies.

Pies may be sweet or savory.

Contest open to amateur bakers only.

Present your fresh baked, unsliced pie at 11:00am on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at the tent located on the community corner (corner of Carroll and Laurel Aves).  Judging will take place starting at 11:30am.

To Participate:

Please bring a fresh baked apple pie in an 8-10in pie pan labeled with your name on both an accompanying card and on the bottom of the pie plate.  Please also provide a copy of your recipe which should also have your name on it.

Pies and recipes will become the property of the Takoma Park Farmers Market and the recipes may be shared on its website and through social media. Pies will be sold at the market.

Voting will be in five categories: Best Traditional Apple Pie, Most Beautiful Pie, Most Unusual Pie, Yummy Mess and Best Kids' Pie.

At the conclusion of the contest, all pies will sliced and offered to the public for a monetary contribution.  All money received will be donated to Takoma Park Farmers Market SNAP (food stamp) Match Program.

Prizes awarded!

Celebrity Judges:
Nevin Martell, food writer and author (http://www.nevinmartell.com/),

Dave Engledow, World's Best Father (http://engledow.tumblr.com/),

Anna Petrillo, La Mano Coffee Bar, (http://lamanocoffee.com/)

Chef Danny Wells from Republic, (http://www.republictakoma.com/)

Takoma Park Mayor Bruce Williams,

Takoma Park Councilmember, Fred Schulz
and more!

2013 Best Pie Ever by Sarah Goupell
Apple Pie with Cinnamon Roll Top Crust

cinnamon roll crust ingredients:
1/4 c. melted unsalted butter
1 c. hot water
1/4 c. dark brown sugar
1 large egg
1/4 t. salt
1 t. bread machine yeast
3.5 c. all-purpose flour

cinnamon roll crust filling ingredients:
1/4 c. softened unsalted butter (room temperature)
enough brown sugar, cinnamon, and chopped pecans to cover dough

Place non-filling ingredients in a bread machine and run on the "dough" setting. Roll out dough into a long 1/2"-thick strip. Cover with filling ingredients. Roll up and slice (I got 4-5 large slices out of mine). Place slices on a sheet of plastic wrap (to make transfer easier) on a baking sheet and let rise 1 hour (or don't!).

bottom crust ingredients:
1 c. all-purpose flour
1 t. sugar
1/4 t. salt
5.5 T. unsalted butter
1-3 T. ice water

Place flour, sugar, and salt in a food processor and pulse to mix. Add butter and pulse until resembles coarse meal. Add enough ice water to get the dough to just pull together. Roll out the dough and place in a 9" pie dish. Crimp edges and pierce dough with a fork all over. Freeze 10 minutes. Fill with pie weights and bake at 375F for 12 minutes. Remove pie weights and bake for 12 minutes more. Cool.

apple pie filling ingredients:
7-8 large Ginger Gold apples (peeled, cored, & thickly sliced)
1/4 c. freshly squeezed orange/lemon juice
2.5 T. unsalted butter
1/4 c. sugar
1/8 c. brown sugar
1 t. ground cinnamon
1 T. arrowroot starch
1/4 c. applesauce

Toss apple slices with orange/lemon juice and all ingredients except 2.5 T. butter in a large bowl. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add apple mixture and sautee until apples are soft, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Pour apple mixture into prebaked pie shell. Place giant cinnamon rolls (about 2) on top. Bake at 375F for 18-20 minutes. Cool. Mix 1/2 c. confectioner's sugar with 2-3 T. cream, until a nice icing consistency is achieved. Drizzle icing over top of pie. Enjoy!

Congratulations to the Takoma Park Farmers Market 2013 Apple Pie Contest Winners:

Best Pie Ever: Sarah Goupell's Apple Pie with Cinnamon Roll Top Crust  RECIPE
Most Beautiful Pie: Nicole Williams and her Caramel Apple Pie
Most Unusual Pie: Greta Ehrig and Jim Baird for their Adam and Eve Breakfast Pie
Yummy Mess: Roberta Hammond and her Apple Galette.
Congrats to winner in the kid's category: Lucy Holland and her Snow on the Mountain Apple Pie!

2012 Winning Recipe: Pop's Cortland Apple Pie by Kerri Myers