B.A.C.K. Pie Baking Contest for 2023
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Pie Baking Contest Information

Printable form – Pie Baking Contest Registration

Fillable form – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ol6BqrntSgzhdejJQDQe1FWrRIQXbY1MFp3AtY9stnI/copy


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.

2023 Celebrity Judges were Rose McGee, Founder of “Sweet Potato Comfort Pie”   Laurie McCann Crowell, Owner of Golden Fig in St. Paul Meredith Deeds, consult for Betty Crocker Taste Kitchens

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 3:30 pm


           2023 Pie Day Baking Winners

Fresh Fruit & or Cream
1st place: Marie Sward – Orange Pina Colada Pie
2nd place: Carol Marsh– Blue Berry Cream Pie

Baked Single Crust
1st place: Kathy Bible – Lemon Strawberry Curd Pie
2nd place: Deanna Truehart – Southern Bourbon Pie

Baked Double Crust
1st place: Deanna Truehart – Amaretto Cherry Pie
2nd place: Carol Marsh – Apple- Cranberry Pie

1st place: Cecilia Graves – PB & J Pie
2nd place: Margo Ann Hesselroth – Maple Syrup Pie

1st place:  Kari Olson – Chocolate Amaretto Pie 
2nd place: Jenna Burmaster – Grapefruit Gingersnap Pie

Lifetime Achievement
1st place: Dana Yurich – Keeping myself “Octopied” Pie
2nd place: Bev Johnson-Stromstad – Orange Creamsicle Pie

Grand Champion- Best overall Pie
Andrea Bruce – Blueberry Cheesecake  Pie


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