Pumpkin pie, the iconic topper to a tummy full of Thanksgiving feast, and a true marker that the holiday season has arrived.
In my years of attempting to create the prefect Turkey Day desert, I've learned that the keys are a handmade crust—light, flakey and especially buttery—and the perfect spice profile to balance the sweet filling. In my experience, doubling the spices recommended by most recipes will do it, a trick I learned from my grandmother—queen of deserts—who has made me my own personal pumpkin pie (with a side of hand-whipped whip cream) almost every Thanksgiving to take home after the meal.
Lucky for me, this holiday season I'm working for the Source where my co-workers love pie more than your average newspaper staff.
So we're hosting a Pie Off, where YOU bake and our panel of judges chooses the GREATEST PIE IN CENTRAL OREGON!
The first step is to submit your recipe to us.
Pie-Off/ 704 NW Georgia/ Bend, OR 97701
Or, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: Wednesday, November 6 @ 5 pm
Then, we will choose three winners who will bake off at our Media Salon at Broken Top Bottle Shop on November 11th, at 7 pm. The person who bakes the best pie will receive tickets to Jazz at the Oxford, bragging rights and the title of GREATEST PIE IN CENTRAL OREGON.