Blue-Ribbon Pies

Blue-Ribbon Pies

 

Sunshine Chiffon in Gingersnap Crust
  • Prep Time: 1 hour plus chilling
  • Baking Time: 10 to 12 minutes for crust

Sunshine Chiffon

It's got that tangy yet creamy thing going, highlighted by the gingersnap crust.  It's a nice change from most citrus pies.  And it won a blue ribbon at the state fair pie contest in the "Citrus" category!

Coconut Cream Pie
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes plus pie shell
  • Baking Time: 2-15 minutes for meringue

Coconut Cream Pie

Rich and elegant, it is perfect for company...or just because you're in the mood!

Caramel Apple Pie
  • Prep Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes plus baking
  • Baking Time: 1 hour

Caramel Apple Pie

When you’re looking for a special dessert, here’s one that brings together the best of the season:  apples, caramel and nuts. 

Sweet & nutty, just like the holidays!

Dutch Apple Pie
  • Prep Time: 50 minutes
  • Baking Time: 45-50 minutes

Dutch Apple Pie

Nuts to apple pie!  Yes, adding nuts is just the thing sometimes.  Nuts and butter and brown sugar make this topping a little crunchy, the perfect foil to the soft apples and crisp crust.  A blue ribbon winner.

Peanut Butter Pie
  • Prep Time: 1 1/4 hours plus chilling time
  • Baking Time: 15-18 minutes for crust

Peanut Butter Pie

Creamy rich meets slight crunch.  Chocolate meets peanuts.  And they live happily ever after.  A blue-ribbon pie!"

Silky Pumpkin Pie
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes (plus pie crust shell)
  • Baking Time: 55-60 minutes

Silky Pumpkin Pie

Silky is right!  Light like a custard, yet sensuous with ginger and cinnamon.  Everyone who likes pumpkin pie and who has tried this version has said it's their favorite.  See for yourself!  Took a blue ribbon at the State Fair.

Becky Appleseed Apple Pie
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Baking Time: 50 minutes

Becky Appleseed Apple Pie

We're lucky in America:  we can get good apples almost year 'round.  October is prime time for apples, so get some and make an American dessert!  Stuffed with apples simmered in cider, oh my, this is one good pie.  Won a blue ribbon in a traditional apple pie contest in 2010.

Scarlet Raspberry Dream Pie
  • Prep Time: 1 hour plus pie shell. Allow 2+ hours chilling time as well.
  • Baking Time: 12 - 15 minutes

Scarlet Raspberry Dream Pie

Bewitching.  That's this pie!  Fresh, sweet red raspberries and dark chocolate buttercream are a winsome pair. The judges deemed it "Best of Show" at the NM State Fair Pie Contest 2014.

Adams Street Cherry Pie
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes (plus pitting the cherries and making the crust)
  • Baking Time: 50-60 minutes

Adams Street Cherry Pie

There's something about locally grown cherries, tart, bright red, enrobed in a sweet vanilla and almond sauce, all wrapped in a flaky crust, that just makes my mouth water. And this version won a blue ribbon in 2008!

Royal Rhubarb Pie
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes, including crust
  • Baking Time: 50 minutes

Royal Rhubarb Pie

When rhubarb arrives, we know it's officially spring.  Get some!  Make this pie!  See the recipe for what mellows the tartness and sweetness together, making it "royal."

  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Baking Time: 45-50 minutes

All American Pecan Pie

It has a (now not so) secret ingredient that cuts the sugary sweetness of a traditional pecan pie and adds depth, The strips of pastry on top make it elegant and even more inviting. Took a Best of Show in 2007."

Apple Cranberry Pie
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes plus crust
  • Baking Time: 60-70 minutes

Apple Cranberry Pie

This apple-cranberry combination is especially loved during the holidays, and the red color makes it spectacular!  This pie won a blue ribbon in the "non-traditional apple pie" category at the NM State Fair by a Pie Pal, John.  Thanks for sharing, John!

Big & Bold Rhubarb Pie
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes plus making crust
  • Baking Time: 50 minutes

Big & Bold Rhubarb Pie

Love rhubarb? This one will fill the bill, and then some! Recipe makes an 11 or 12" pie, enough for company, and is striking with the bright red filling bubbling up through your delicate lattice crust. A splash of orange juice makes it even more bold. Won a blue ribbon at the state fair in 2004.

  • Prep Time: 2 hours plus 3 hours chill time
  • Baking Time: 12-16 minutes for crust

Mocha Latte Pie

What's not to love about coffee, chocolate and cream?  Add a rich pastry and, well, it's enough to make even a barista's mouth water.  And the judges liked it, too.  It took a blue ribbon!"

Peach Pie
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Baking Time: 55 minutes

Peach Pie

Peach pie is my favorite, made with ripe, juicy, flavorful peaches.  This recipe saves those perfect peaches from summer time as frozen slices so that you can enjoy great peach pie all year.  Really, I was pleasantly surprised at how good this is!  The judges thought so, too, giving it a blue ribbon at the state fair this year.

 

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