Sweetie Pie Recipe Challenge

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For the love of pie, get your recipes out and rise to the Sweetie Pies Recipe Challenge. We are happy to partner with Swain County 4-H to offer this fun and tasty recipe challenge for all ages.

Recipe challenge guidelines:

  • Submit a photograph of the finished pie and a description of why this is your favorite pie along with the recipe you used.
  • Pie entries may only be dessert pies (no savory pies such as pot pies, quiches, or meat pies).
  • The pie categories will be Fruit Single Crust, Fruit Double Crust, Cream Pies, and Custard Pies with either Homemade or Purchased Pie Crusts.
  • Contestants can enter more than one pie.
  • Contest runs from April 5 through April 29, 2021.
  • All ages are welcome to enter!
  • “Family” made pie entries are encouraged and accepted.

There are three ways to enter:

  • Post your favorite pie recipe on the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Swain County’s Facebook “Sweetie Pie Recipe Challenge” post before 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 29, 2021.
  • Mail your favorite pie recipe to: N.C. Cooperative Extension of Swain County, 60 Almond School Road, Bryson City, NC 28713
  • Email your recipe to: dee_decker@ncsu.edu

Categories (Homemade or Purchased Crust):

  • Fruit Pies Single Crust
  • Fruit Pies Double Crust 
  • Cream Pies 
  • Custard Pies

Pie Judging:

  • Attractiveness and appeal of pie (based on photo).
  • Creativeness and uniqueness of pie.
  • Delicious sounding/appealing pie recipe.
  • Pie recipe’s story (why it’s your favorite).
  • Pies made with homemade crusts and purchased crusts will be judged in separate categories.