B.A.C.K. Pie Baking Contest for 2022
Click on the links below

1. for Info

2. for registration

The BACK committee (Braham Area Committee for Kids) which is a                             501 © 3 non-profit Organization. B.A.C.K.’s fundraising efforts help to meet a variety of needs for all kids in the Braham Area Community.

As a fundraising event during Pie Day B.A.C.K. organizes & manages the pie baking contest. B.A.C.K. searches for the celebrity judges so that bakers can get feedback about their pies from people in the know. The pies are then auctioned off. Services donated by Smith Auction.

This year’s Celebrity Judges were

Mary Jane Miller of “Mary Jane Cooks”                                                                 

Meredith Deeds, consultant for Betty Crocker Test Kitchens 

Rose McGee, Founder of “Sweet Potato Comfort Pie”  

Sara Hayden, Owner of “Sara’s Tipsy Pies”


Pie Day Baking Contest Registration 

                                                                 Entry Fee: $5.00 per pie

Bring Pies between 8:00am and 10:00am
to the Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church
905 West Central Drive, Braham

Pie Categories:

1) Fresh Fruit & or Cream
2) Baked Single crust (includes custard)
3) Baked double Crust
4) Children’s (8-12 years old)
5) Apprentice (13-17 years old)
6) Lifetime Achievement (70 + years: pie Baker’s option)

Pies submitted including pie and pie tin/plate & recipe will become the
property of Braham Pie Day once registered for the contest and are not returnable.

Pie Auction at 3:00 pm


           2021 Pie Day Baking Winners

Fresh Fruit/Cream:

  • 1st Place:  Andrea Bruce-Strawberry Lemon
  • 2nd Place:  Pam Burmaster-Honey Lemon Chiffon

Baked Single Crust:

  • 1st Place:  Steve Dopson-Pumpkin Peach
  • 2nd Place:  Carol Marsh-Key Lime Pie

Baked Double Crust:

  • 1st Place:  Steve Dopson-Pumpkin Peach
  • 2nd Place:  Deanna Truehart-Team USA Cherry Berry 


  • 1st Place:  Penny Giebel-Lemon Strawberry Cream
  • 2nd Place:  Gwendolyn Sinclair-Blue Unicorn Pie


  • 1st Place:  Ilia Eiden-Key Lime Pie
  • 2nd Place:  Klein Eiden-French Silk Pie

Lifetime Achievement:

  • 1st Place:  Cookie Heikes-Blueberry Pie
  • 2nd Place:  Arlen Houska-Banana Streusel Pie


Kori Olson-Peach Pie with Saucy Blueberries


Pie Day Auction


1st Place Children’s Pie – Gibson Eiden $50.00

Lifetime Achievement Pie- Lana Regal $100.00

Pie of the Month – Marion Larson $500.00

Gordon Stone Memorial Pie – Patti Lind $150.00

Grand Champion Pie- Carrie Mortrud $500.00 & Janelle Walker $500.00


The following are awarded in each division:

FIRST PLACE: $30.00 cash and commemorative medallion

SECOND PLACE: $20.00 cash and commemorative medallion

And a single award of:

GRAND CHAMPION: Overall Best Pie of the contest, $50.00 cash and commemorative medallion


2021 Pie Day Baking Entries and Winners