• 2011 Malibu Pie Contest — 5 Ribbons for the Pie Lady of Malibu!

    by Dorothy Reinhold on October 16, 2011


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    Any day with pie is a good day.

    Dorothy Reinhold with pie ribbonsThat’s my motto.

    Saturday was a beautiful day in the sun, eating pie, appreciating pie and honoring pie! Yes, the 2011 Malibu Pie Festival was a day to remember. I won my personal best — 5 ribbons! That brings my total to 22 ribbons since I began entering this contest in 2003.

    Way back then, I entered it on a whim…I saw an announcement for it, and thought, “Hey, I have a good pie recipe! I could do that.” I won a ribbon that first year, for what I called the World’s Best Caramel Pecan Pie, and I was hooked!

    Even if you don’t win a ribbon, though, your pie goes to a good cause at the festival. Slices are sold and the money goes to fund the good work done in the community by the Malibu United Methodist Church. It isn’t my church, but I’m an enthusiastic resident of this town, and I enjoy doing my part to support groups doing good deeds.

    If baking is involved, even better! Mark your calendar for next year, because I want YOU to enter. Some 80-90 pies were entered this year, and next year yours can be one of them. You can do it!

    Bob Andy Pie

    Bob Andy Pie

    My 2011 ribbons:
    1st place: Old Fashioned Fudge Pie
    2nd place: Mocha Pecan Fudge Pie
    2nd place: Apple-Pecan Pie
    3rd place: Bob Andy Pie (a cinnamon custard pie)
    3rd place: Coffee-Toffee Pecan Pie

    Two of my pies are already on ShockinglyDelicious (click the links above), and either would be fabulous for a Thanksgiving, Christmas or other upcoming holiday dessert. Your guests will be very happy!

    Stay tuned for additional winning recipes! (Now, if you want to see the shambles my kitchen was in while I baked these pies, go here.)

    2011 Malibu Pie Contest Winners

    2011 Malibu Pie Contest Winners

    List of winners, by category

    Laurie Principe

    Laurie Principe

    APPLE
    1. Laurie Principe: Apple Cranberry Pie
    2. (tie) Dorothy Reinhold: Apple-Pecan Pie
    2. (tie) Laurie Principe: Rustic Organic Apple Pie

    FRUIT
    1. Lynda Pingatore: Great Cherry Pie
    2. Laura Hicks
    3. Alexandra Durazzano: Italian Double Crust Peach Pie

    MERINGUE/CREAM
    1. Diane Jenson
    2.Dominica Schiro
    3. Dorothy Reinhold: Bob Andy Pie

    CHEESECAKE
    1. Christina Hoag

    Alexandra Durazzano

    Alexandra Durazzano

    CHOCOLATE
    1. (tie) Dorothy Reinhold: Old Fashioned Fudge Pie
    1. (tie) Alexandra Durazzano: Chocolate Chocolate Tart
    2. Dorothy Reinhold: Mocha Pecan Fudge Pie

    SEASONAL
    1. Alexandra Durazzano: Berries of My Garden Tart
    2. Lynda Pingatore
    3. Dorothy Reinhold: Coffee-Toffee Pecan Pie

    PROFESSIONAL
    1. (tie) Savory: Caramel Apple Cheesecake
    1. (tie) Kristine Bocchino/Cal Fresco at the Godmother: Organic Nut & Date Tart
    1. (tie) Savory: Country Apple 

    CHILDREN 6 & Under
    1. Joshua and Lucas Doyle
    2. Noah Fox and Zoe Doyle
    3. Nursery School Science Room of Malibu United Methodist Church

    CHILDREN 7-10
    1. Rachel DeAngele’s Room
    2. Taffany Zavola
    3. Tripp Principe

    CHILDREN 11-14
    1. Tiffany Martin
    2. Christina Leonardo and Abby Blackwood
    3. Sabrina Carey

    Congratulations to ALL the winners! You are all fabulous cooks, and I am so glad to see the young, enthusiastic bakers on the list. I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with next year!

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