What is a county fair without pie contests and there have been many mouthwatering examples at the 2010 L.A. County Fair.
The Karo Perfect Pie Contest on Sept. 25 took the cake for sweet pleasures at Culinary Styles.
Peggy Linberg of Upland brought a bit of aloha to the competition with her First Place-winning Hawaiian Sunshine Pie. The crushed shortbread cookie crust was filled with two luscious layers: mango chunks, Karo light corn syrup and coconut rum topped by a passionfruit puree cream cheese layer with rum-flavored whipped cream piping. Judges praised its “great presentation, good texture and unique crust.”
April Burton of Rowland Heights took Second Place with her well-named Super Delicious Pecan and Cream Cheese Pie that just oozed creamy sweetness that earned “super delish!” from the judges.
Fullerton resident Cathy Hagerty-Clemen’s Caramel Apple Pie With Candied Pecans won Third Place. Noting on her recipe that this was her sister’s favorite pie, judges agreed by saying it had the best crust they had enjoyed, adding a rave for “the good apple flavor and texture.”
The L.A. County Fair continues through Oct. 3. Hours – Wednesdays, noon-10 p.m.; Thursdays, noon-11 p.m.; Fridays, noon-midnight; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-midnight; and Sundays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. For more information, visit lacountyfair.com.
Under the direction of the Los Angeles County Fair Association, Fairplex is home to the L.A. County Fair, the largest county fair in the world, as well as The Learning Centers which encompasses Fairtime Learning, The Child Development Center, The Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC), the Junior Fair Board, and the Millard Sheets Center for the Arts. Fairplex also operates a diverse hospitality business with the Sheraton Fairplex, McKinley’s Grille, KOA RV Park, Finish Line Sports Grill, Cornucopia Foods, and the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel and Conference Center (opening 2011). The campus is also home to the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum and the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona; horse-racing and Barretts Equine Limited; as well as the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition. For more information, please visit www.fairplex.com.