In April I made my cross-country trek to Orlando, FL, to judge pies at the National Pie Championships. This year I flew instead of driving the whole way, but I did some road tripping from Orlando to the Washington, DC area, so I'll have some nice tidbits to share from that (not that pies themselves wouldn't be enough!).
Here are a few pics to get the topic started, and I'll write more updates soon.
First up, some of the commercial pies on display. I did not judge these pies; however, I did taste as many as I could handle once the judging was over.
Beautiful. It looks home made--from a smaller producer out of L.A., Bonert's Slice of Pie
So was this gorgeous chocolate cream pie, and it was also delicious:
From the bakers at Norske Nook:
This unusual looking pie was also from Norske Nook. I meant to try it, but never did.
Here are pies from a few other producers. This one looked luscious:
As did this one. Both of these pies had plump, voluptuous berries.
This one looked as though no human hands had anything to do with it.
It might have tasted great, but the visual appeal wasn't there for me.
This looked hand crafted and so very chocolately:
And this entry from Publix had lovely piping and looked like a great pie:
I have more pics of commercial pies if anyone is interested. I didn't want to inundate readers with every single photo I took! My next planned post will be about amateur pies.
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