The Original KCST Great Pumpkin Pie (and other sweet treats) Contest Results

Rebecca Ruede’s entry of a traditional pumpkin pie, served warm with real whipped cream was the grand prize winner, but everyone got a prize… and rave reviews.

We had nine entries and a lot of listener interest (and numerous offers to help judge) in the first ever KCST Original Great Pumpkin Pie Contest in the morning show on KCST.  Results were announced Thanksgiving morning.  Everybody won their category, but the first was also deemed to be the grand prize winner.

KCST Original Great Pumpkin Pie Contest
1Becky RuedeAmatuerTraditional warm pumpkin pie with whipped creamGRAND PRIZE WINNER — She gets $5 at the Bridgeport Market, plus two Holiday Bowl Club Cards, each good for 20 lines.
3Dirk AndersonAmatuerPumpkin Cheesecake with graham cracker crustLunch for two at Mo’s Restaurant is awarded for Dirk’s glorious concoction of cream cheese, pumpkin, eggs and spices.
4Cathy DietzAmatuerTraditional Pumpkin PieWinner of the best traditional pumpkin pie in the “room temperature” category.  Giant pizza from Abby’s Legendary Pizza.
8Carol CarpenterAmatuerPumpkin cake with pumpkin whipped cream and candied gingerFor the most creative and delicious use of cake, pumpkin and whipped cream with a touch of candied ginger… wins $15 gift certificate to the Maple Street Grille.
6Pam ThompsonEmployees, family and close friends of KCSTSweet Pamela’s Pumpkin Roll with cream cheese filling.Winner by sheer volume and by the virtue of being the only entrant in the category.
7Pam Thompsonof KCSTSweet Pamela’s Pumpkin nut fudgeAlthough… there was some discussion among the judges that Cathy Dietz should be in the category because she is the office manager’s sister in law.
2Beachcomber Pub (Sarah Waiss)ProfessionalPumpkin/White Chocolate Cheesecake with gingersnap crustWinner in the Best Professional Cheesecake category… $5 gift cerftificate to the Bridgeport Market and Wine Shop.
5Sea Side Sweet Treats (Leanna Long)ProfessionalCake and pie oh my!  Traditional pumpkin pie baked inside white cake with mascarpone topping and spice frosting.Winner in the Best Professional Hybrid pie-cake sub category…. $5 gift certificate to the Bridgeport Market and Wine Shop.
9BJ’s Ice Cream (Laura Machado)ProfessionalBJ’s Pumpkin FudgeWinner in the Best Professional Fudge or other sweet treets sub category… $5 gift certificate to the Bridgeport Market and Wine Shop.