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YOU BE THE JUDGE: PIE

JUDGE ALONG AT THE KANSAS STATE FAIR

PIE

What the Judge Looks for:



Appearance

  • Baking: even, golden brown, glaze should be uniform if used

Top Crust

  • Depth: medium thickness, evenly brown
  • Texture: flaky, tender
  • Attractive edging and design
  • Lattice top must be woven
  • No burnt edges

Under Crust

  • Medium thickness
  • Color: golden brown
  • Texture: flakey, tender
  • Well baked on bottom

Filling

  • Should have sufficient consistency to hold its shape when served
  • Proportion to size of pie: medium depth
  • Flavor: characteristic of type of filling used

Did you know?


In the state of Kansas, it was once illegal to serve ice cream on cherry pie on Sunday.

Pyes(pies) appeared in England in the twelfth century & were mostly meat pies. Often these pies were made using fowl, the legs were left to hang over the side of the dish & used as handles.

In the 19th century fruit pie was part of a good hearty breakfast before a hard day’s work.

Twice as many people prefer their pie unadorned as those who like it ‘a la mode.’

1 in 5: Proportion of Americans who have eaten an entire pie by themselves.

One out of four Americans prefer apple pie, followed by pumpkin, chocolate, lemon, & cherry.

90% of Americans agree that a slice of pie represents one of the simple pleasures in life.

PIE SCORE CARD


(circle score under each category)
Pie Name: _______________________
Entry Number: __________________
Presentation

1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10
Taste & Flavor
1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10
Crust
1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10
Consistency & Texture
1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10
Aftertaste
1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10
Overall Impression
1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10
TOTAL SCORE: _______

Consider this entry for the following honorary mention awards?


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