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Can You Bake a Winning Pie? 2nd Annual KCRW Pie Contest is Labor Day

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Pie fans and friends of competitors await the announcement of the winners during last year's KCRW Good Food Pie Contest (Lindsay William-Ross/LAist)


Pie fans and friends of competitors await the announcement of the winners during last year's KCRW Good Food Pie Contest (Lindsay William-Ross/LAist)
Pie, pie, pie! Filled with gooey fruit, or sumptuous cream, or savory meats and spices, there's a pie for pretty much every holiday, mood, or craving. Last year, KCRW's first-ever Good Food Pie Contest was a smashing success, so they've brought back the event for a second time.

This year the Pie Contest will take place on Labor Day, September 5th, in Beverly Hills, and you can be a part of the fun.

Inspired by her summer-long project to make a Pie-a-Day, and a life-long love of pie, KCRW's Good Food host Evan Kleiman is once again sharing daily tales and recipes for all sorts of pie on the Good Food Blog, and will also be hosting the Pie Contest.

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Have what you think is a winning pie recipe in your collection? Enter in one of the five categories: Fruit, Nut, Savory, Cream/Custard/Chiffon/Mousse, or Interpretive Pie (aka pies that "defy categorization"). The entry form is online, and the deadline is August 30th at 5 p.m. You'll want to mark Sept. 5 on your calendar, because, yup, you've got to be there with your creation. A few more notes: "You will be responsible for slicing and plating your pie for the judges. KCRW will provide plates and forks for you. Bring a knife to slice your pie and label your pie plate if you wish to reclaim it after the event."

This year, the list of judges includes: Jonathan Gold (LA Weekly Pulitzer Prize winner and Good Food contributor); Akasha Richmond (Chef/Owner of Akasha in Culver City); Roxanna Jullapat (Pastry Chef at Ammo Cafe); Zoe Nathan (Chef/Owner of Huckleberry Cafe); Karen Hatfield (Pastry Chef at Hatfield’s), Christine Moore (Little Flower Candy Company); and Eric Greenspan (Chef/Owner, The Foundry).

Previously on LAist
- Slice of Small Town America: KCRW Pie Contest a Treat for All
- A Crust Upper: Baking Pie With 'Good Food' Guru Evan Kleiman
- In the Kitchen: Put a Winning Apple Pie on Your Holiday Table