I know many of you out there were curious as to whether or not we won the pie contest at our church activity the other night. Many (or all) of you may have not even known about it but I know, somewhere deep down, you knew it was happening, and you needed to know the results.
Well, to answer your question, NO, we did NOT win. Sean and i have decided that our taste is much too refined for the simple-tongued folk. Our pies were too sophisticated because honestly, we could not have made better pies. They were FANTASTIC. And as much as i want that apron, i definitely felt like we got the recognition we deserved because SO many people came up to us and raved about our pies. "Jen, your guys' pies were my FAVORITE!" And no, i don't mind openly bragging. They were awesome and people should love them. :) And we felt really good about ourselves the way only compliments from others can bring.
Here we are makin' our pies.
Here are the pies:
We made a chocolate peanut mousse pie. The peanuty stuff is so light and creamy. Its contrast with the sweet chocolate crust and the dark dark chocolate was phenomenal. The winner was also a peanut butter pie of some kind but as i recall it was much too sweet for me. If all you taste is sweet, there's no room for anything else, I have learned. But that's fine. I'm not bitter. The second pie we made was KILLER. Blueberry lemon souffle. I love desserts--really good ones-- and i am kind of obsessed with souffles. It's like black magic, trying to get them to come out just right. This was a graham cracker crust with a layer of blueberries and then the lemon stuff on top.
Here's the chocolate/peanut one that gives you a slightly closer look.
I know, right? So somehow, the judging system is flawed. There were at least 20 pies there and at least 5 judges. Maybe it's hard to really get the taste when you're tasting that many pies? Who knows. I'm going to figure it out though. 362 days until the next cookoff.