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10 Award Winning Pies To Make This Summer

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These award winning pies will keep you baking all summer. All are blue ribbon pie recipes from state fairs across the country. From apple pie to blueberry, gooseberry, and even a peanut butter pie.

Top view of apple pie with fresh apples and a rolling pin

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Blue ribbons, since the early 20th century, have been a hallmark of achievement, a badge of excellence, and a stamp of superiority.

And state fairs, since 1841, have brought to American communities a venue in which to excel. A place where what you grow, raise or create in your kitchen… matters.

Award Winning Pies

Syracuse, New York: 1841

The nation’s first state fair is held in Syracuse, New York. on September 29 & 30th. There an assembled 10,000-15,000 people heard speeches by notables and viewed animal exhibits, a plowing contest, and samples of manufactured goods for the farm and home.

Washington State Fair: 2004

State fair food entries span the decades, reflect current tastes, but remain true to home achievement and blue ribbon successes.

“The berry pie entries, laid out in aluminum tins on the red tablecloths as they waited for the judges’ knife, encompassed all levels of skill and expectations. There was a pie with a lingerie-like, barely-there top crust shaped like cut-out leaves, and a few pies that had bubbled over through broken sides. There were huckleberry pies and blueberry pies, a pie made with frozen strawberries from Trader Joe’s, and a pie made with miniature wild blackberries picked on four foraging trips to groves of recently cut old-growth trees near Eatonville.” (Seattle PI)

Ohio State Fair: 2016

Cash prizes spur entries but ribbon prizes are still sought after.

“The 2016 fair registered 860 entries in baking, cooking, preserving, and cake-decorating competitions, with more than $10,500 in prizes being awarded to the winners…  Judy Sandman, 72, a mother of seven and grandmother of 12, has not bought a loaf of bread in more than 40 years. She typically takes home a blue ribbon for her bread.”

10 Blue-Ribbon Winning Pies To Make This Summer | 31Daily.com

It wouldn’t be summer without at least one home-baked pie. And these are “blue-ribbon” pies. Tried and tested by some of the best judges in the country.

Which one will you make this summer?

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