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Easy as Pie: Enter the Pillsbury Pie Baking Championship at the Topsfield Fair

August 31, 2011

Got a great pie? Pillsbury® invites pie lovers to take part in the Topsfield Fair pie baking contest. Your passion for pie could lead to a $5,000 national grand prize from the makers of Pillsbury Pie Crusts. Topsfield Fair this year operates Friday September, 30th throughMonday October, 10th 2011.

To enter the 2011 Pillsbury Pie Baking Championship, sign up with the Topsfield Fair and deliver any dessert pie made with a Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust (one or two crusts).

Make a pie to marvel at…with meringue, cream, custard or fruit. Feature any flavor or creative combination of ingredients. Entries will be judged at the fair based on taste, appearance, creativity, ease of preparation and general appeal.

First place at each fair wins a $200 cash prize and their recipe advances to national judging for the $5,000 grand prize. Runner ups at each fair receive $100 (second place) and $50 (third place).

The Pillsbury Test Kitchens select the grand prize winning pie after the 2011 fair season. They will also choose a group of finalist pies to post at (December 2011). The pie with the most online votes will win the “Fan Favorite Pie Award” and a year’s supply of pie crusts.

This “Triple Threat Coconut Cream Pie” was the “Fan Favorite” in 2010. (Editor Note: recipe attached). Try it, and then dream up your own dessert pie.

Pie entrants must be 18 years of age or older to participate. For entry information and contest details, contact the Topsfield Fair entry office at 978.887.5000 or visit the contest section of Topsfield Fair this year operates Friday September, 30th throughMonday October, 10th 2011

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