Enter the Pillsbury pie baking contest

If you like to make pies, Pillsbury is looking for a winning recipe that could win you the $5,000 national grand prize from the makers of Pillsbury Pie Crusts. To enter the 2011 Pillsbury Pie Baking Championship, sign up at the Dutchess County Fair in Rhinebeck, which runs Aug. 23-28, and deliver any dessert pie made with a Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust (one or two crusts), using meringue, cream, custard or fruit. Entries will be judged at the fair based on taste, appearance, creativity, ease of preparation and general appeal. The Pillsbury Test Kitchens select the grand-prize-winning pie after the 2011 fair season and will also choose a group of finalist pies to post at www.Pillsbury.com/Pie in December. The pie with the most online votes will win the Fan Favorite Pie Award and a year’s supply of pie crusts. Pie entrants must be 18 years of age or older to participate. For contest details and complete entry guidelines, visit www.pillsbury.com/pie. For details about the Dutchess County Fair, visit www.dutchessfair.com or call 845-876-2789.