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17th Annual Apple Pie Contest

The 17th Annual Apple Pie Contest at the Collingswood Farmers' Market took place on Saturday, October 14, 2017.  For the 2nd year in a row I was a judge in the one of the tastiest events of the year.   There were 9 judges and 21 pies to taste but this year, the organizers decided that with the possibility of having 27 registered contestants and only 6 judges the signed up the night before the event, having so many pies and too few judges might give us all palate fatigue (and send some of us into a sugar-coma) that we would only be tasting some of the pies.  At judging time there were a few less pies than anticipated and few more judges who were eager to eat.  We were divided into two groups - one group of us would taste the Classic Apple Pies, the other group would taste the Apples Plus or Anything Goes Apple Pies (apples plus nuts, other fruit, caramel, sour cream, cookies, etc).   This was a relief to our taste buds.

Last year I remembered that after eating bites of 10 pies I c…

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