second prize winner closeup
With a flaky butter pie crust, this lemon chess pie took second place at the 2012 Mission Pie Baking Contest. Photo by Jessica Naudziunas.

Yes, it is time to test your pie baking abilities. The contest will be held on September 12th at Mission Pie.

Here are the details from Mission Pie or go to their web site here.   If you want to see what the day is like, here is a link to a photo essay on last year’s contest. Enjoy!

9th Annual Pie Contest at Mission Pie Saturday September 12 from 1:30 – 3:00

Interested home bakers are invited to submit a sweet or savory pie to the 8th Annual Pie Baking Contest.

The first 20 people to enter will be the contestants this year. Current and former professional bakers are not eligible to enter as contestants.

If you would like to participate…

  • Please contact us before 5pm on Friday, September 11th at or 415-282-4PIE with your name, email and phone number. You MUST give us these three pieces of information to enter. We will confirm your participation by email.
  • On Saturday, September 12, contestants must bring one whole pie and a list of ingredients to Mission Pie between 1:30 and 2:00 pm. Submissions without ingredient lists will not be accepted.
  • A panel of judges will taste and evaluate each pie. Winners in a variety of categories will be announced around 3:00 pm. Feel free to bring friends and cheerleaders to the finale.

While the judges are hard at work, you might choose to take a stroll in the neighborhood, visit a friend or run errands, go home and come back, or simply hang out at Mission Pie. At 2:30, we will put pies out for contestants and enthusiasts to sample, and at 3:00, winners will be announced.

Good luck, bakers!

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