Winners announced in Old Home Days Apple Pie Contest

HOLLIS – Thanks to the many bakers who made the Hollis Old Home Days Ap­ple Pie Contest a success this year!

We had an incredible turnout for the Junior Di­vision, and I hope these talented young bakers will enter again next year. They had some of the most beau­tifully decorated pies in the contest!

We offered an open di­vision this year. The only requirement was that the pie had to have apples in it. Three outstanding pies were entered, one topped with pastry reminiscent of cinna­mon rolls, and was incredibly creative.

Below are the top finish­ers in each category, and for the first time, an overall top pie.

  • Adult Division: Car­ol Seale, first place; Ashley Phillips, second place, Leah Riseman, third place.
  • Student Division: Hol­land Traver, first place; Chris Aulbach, second place; Nao­mi Kopser, third place.
  • Junior Division: Julie McLaughlin, first place; Ali­ya Lewis, second place; Isa­bella and Olivia, third place.
  • Open Division: Maya Naughton, first place; Lori Dwyer, second place; Blake Scholefield, third field.

The overall winner was K.C. Bower.

WINNING APPLE PIE RECIPE

CRUST

2 ¼ cups of flour

2 sticks of butter

2 tablespoons sugar

½ teaspoon salt

FILLING

3 pounds Lull Farm Crispy Apples

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons flour

¼ cup sugar

¼ cup light brown sugar

2 tablespoons of cinna­mon

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

Sliced sharp cheddar for serving

Milk wash and sugar dusting