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