Frozen Harvest Pie
First Place, Entered By: Gina Kohrs
2 (9 inch) graham cracker crusts
1 quart Butter Brickle or vanilla caramel ice cream, softened
2 cups canned pumpkin pie mix
2 (8 ounce) containers frozen whipped topping, thawed
In large bowl, combine ice cream, pie filling, and 1 cup whipped topping. Mix well. Pour into crusts. Freeze 15 minutes. Spread remaining whipped topping over pies. Freeze at least 2 hours. Garnish with cinnamon and candy if desired.
Cinnamon Caramel Pecan Bake
Second Place, Entered By: Louise Piper
4 large eggs, beaten
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 (12 1/2 ounce) jar caramel ice cream topping
1 cup cinnamon chips
1 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl, combine eggs, butter, and caramel topping. Mix well. Add cinnamon chips and pecans. Mix well. Pour into 4, 8 ounce buttered ramekins. Bake 25 minutes.
Decedent Chocolate Hazelnut Pie
Third Place, Entered By: Liza Ludwig
1 pie crust, baked, cooled
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread
1 tub of Philly Cheese Cake Complete
3 cups whipped topping
In large bowl, combine sugar, Nutella, and cheese cake complete. With an electric mixer, beat for 5 minutes. Gently fold in 2 cups of whipped topping. Pour mixture into pie shell. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Before serving, spread remaining whipped topping over top of pie. Garnish with chocolate shavings if desired.
Liza Ludwig (3rd Place), Louise Piper (2nd Place),
and Gina Kohrs (1st Place).
and Gina Kohrs (1st Place).
The final contest I judged this summer, was the Quick and Easy Dessert Contest, at the Clay County Fair. You do the judging in front of an audience. As you look out over the sea of faces, you can spot the people who have entered the contest. The stress, anxiety, and hope of winning, is stamped on their faces. Picking a winner is so hard! There are so many great cooks who enter the contests.
The three winners here, out did themselves! I plan to make each and every recipe in this post. The Frozen Harvest Pie, will be on my Thanksgiving table. It is a rich and creamy pie that is sure to please my family. My mom is making the, Cinnamon Caramel Pecan Bake, this weekend. That recipe reminds me of pecan rolls. And I am making the, Chocolate Hazelnut Pie, for the upcoming potluck at our church. The smooth chocolate flavor, will win over anyone who does not like Nutella.
Three Iowa State Fair Cookbooks
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