Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Pie Contest!!

Apricot Raspberry Pie

So, if you hadn't read in my previous post, I'm planning on hosting a Pie Contest at the Hoedown this year.
What does that mean to you? (and by you, I mean all 8 readers...and all FOUR that actually have posted comments so far...ahem)

Lemon Meringue Pie 

 It means that you need to make your best pie and bring it to the Hoedown. And if you don't want to do that, you can be a judge. And if you don't want to do either of those things, well, you don't have to,  and I won't think any less of you. But I might think you aren't as much fun. (which I guess would be thinking a little bit less of you, sorry)

Blueberry Pie

If you would like to enter your best Pie in the Pie Contest, here's the info:

Bring your best pie with you.

It must be a dessert pie, no savory pies please, the crust must be made from scratch (no frozen, store bought crusts PLEASE!!) The filling must be home made (NOT from a can, for God's sake Not from a can!!)

Be prepared to have you pie judged by our expert panel

Strawberry Pie 

Here is what they will be judging on a 50 point scale:

Overall appearance
  • texture and consistency of crust or topping 5 points
  • Inside texture (runny, firm, juicy) 5 points
  • Flavor strength and balance of ingredients 10 points
  • Taste of crust 5 points

Overall Impression
  • Memorableness of Pie 10 points
  • Is the pie impressive? 5 points
  • Level of Creativity 10points
Are you nervous??

Lattice Apple Pie with Mexican Brown Sugar

Don't be, it's not as serious as it sounds. It will be fun and if you win, you will get a fun prize and Bragging rights. And POSSIBLY a big Blue Ribbon!!  Plus the Pie Contest won't be until 2pm, so you'll have an hour to drink up some Sangria, and that will make everything way more fun.

Espresso Cream Pie

I have a whole big list of tips for anyone entering the pie contest, but it's really long and I don't want to bore anyone. I also don't have a lot of time to type it all right now, but if you're interested in the list, let me know and I'll either mail it to you or post it here as soon as I can.

Peach Cardamom Pie

This will be our 5th annual Hoedown and our 1st annual Pie contest, so let's make it fun and memorable!

Coconut Key Lime Pie

Oh, and there is a schedule of events this year and you definitely don't want to miss it. I'll post that tomorrow, along with my finalized menu!!

If you would like to enter a pie in the contest, leave a comment or email me (laura@adozeneggs.com), or message me on Facebook.
You can even TWEET me @a12eggs.

Seriously, you might even get bonus points if you try one of the recipes I've linked underneath each of these awesome pie photos!


  1. wait....did you start another blog? i would enter the pie contest in a heartbeat if i lived closer.


  2. I pre-made my crust already and froze it. I just need to get into the bakery early on Saturday to bake it! I am, of course, in.

  3. I'm in too... I'll be winning with my secret hot dog pie recipe! Mmmmmmmmmm.... hot dogs.

  4. Hi KK!! I started this blog for my big HoeDown, so my guests can follow all the planning Dave and I go through to put on this shindig.
    Also, when people ask me "what can I bring?" I can point them to the blog. (I'll be posting that topic in a couple of days)
    Now, I hadn't even thought about it, but Dave and I would LOVE it if you could come, and it would be doubly awesome if you not only came, but entered a pie!
    It's the second Saturday in August, the 13th at 1pm. I'd love to have you and send you an invite. You can email me your mailing address privately if you'd like (laura@adozeneggs.com).
    Jen, I'm so excited, Dave is entering a pie too!!

  5. He is NOT making a hot dog pie. That's just gross.

  6. What's wrong with a Hot Dog Pie? The only thing that would be worse is Scrapple Pie (a true Pennsylvania classic).