Okay, the pie contest didn’t take place in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. It was across the river at the Lancaster Fair in New Hampshire. But close enough. People in Guildhall and most of Essex County, especially the river towns, consider the Lancaster Fair to be their own local agricultural fair.
I’ve never entered a piemaking contest before this. So I was excited, whatever the outcome. I started by making the crust this morning at 7am so it could chill properly.
My pie was a Pear, Walnut and Fig. Here is the Pear, Fig and Walnut Pie recipe, if you’re interested. It’s adapted from a Martha Stewart recipe.
There were 15 pies in competition and four winners. In fourth place was a Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie. In third place was a Caramel Pecan Cheesecake Pie. In second place was a Strawberry Rhubarb Pie. In first place, was a glorious-looking Apple Blackberry Pie.
I didn’t win or even place, but it was fun anyway…