The best raspberry pie bakers squared off in the North 40 Pie Contest judged Sunday at the 2012 Iowa State Fair.
Anita Van Gundy ofDes Moineswon First Place Overall and a $150 cash award.
Keri Crowley of Indianola won Second Place Overall and $75. Christine Montalvo of Windsor Height took Third Place Overall and $50.
Entries were judged on flavor, consistency, crust and appearance.
Additional results below:
Red Raspberry Two Crust Pie
1) Anita Van Gundy,Des Moines
2) Marianne Carlson, Jefferson
3) Lana Ross, Indianola
Red Raspberry Layer Pie
1) Keri Crowley, Indianola
2) Christine Montalvo,WindsorHeights
3) Anita Van Gundy,Des Moines
The Iowa State Fair Food Department is the largest of any state fair in the country. Food Department judging is held in theElwellFamilyFoodCentersponsored by Blue Bunny.
“Nothing Compares” to the 2012 Iowa State Fair, August 9-19. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University Avenue, just 10 minutes east of downtown Des Moines, and are open 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. each day of the Fair. Exhibit hours may vary. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit iowastatefair.org.