Labor Day Pie Contest

Lots of labor, came home empty-handed.  I am determined to win next time.  A savory corn and bacon pie took second place (Maddy texted me at the time "Corn and bacon?! How 1990.")  A plum pie took first, and the maker wasn't even there to claim her prize.  There were no third places--what the heck?  How tough would it have been to announce a third place?

Don't I look hopeful....

Don't I look hopeful....

No, the bacon-lattice pie didn't win.

No, the bacon-lattice pie didn't win.

Sophie was a more gracious loser, and she was anxious for the contest to be over so she could taste the winning pies.  The youth winner was a blueberry-mint.  She said, "It was good but you definitely couldn't taste the mint."  I'm kicking myself for not encouraging her to put some tarragon into the peach filling of her hand-pies.  I did overhear the judges commenting on how perfectly cooked her crust was.  We had store-bought Boston cream pie for dessert that night which was equally, if not more, exciting  for her.