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2009 Fall Family Festival winners and recipes

Monday, October 19, 2009

Following is the list of winners for the Cherokee Depot Fall Family Festival Baking Contest and Coloring Contest held at the Depot on Sept. 26, along with the winning recipes for the baked goods which were judged at the 8th annual Fall Family Festival sponsored by the Depot Renovation, Inc.

Baking Contest: Betty Harrison ˝ Grand Champion ˝ Pumpkin Cake Betty Harrison ˝ 1st Place ˝ Caramel Apple Pie Shirley Peterson ˝ 2nd Place ˝ Apple Cream Pie Carmen Henke ˝ 3rd Place ˝ Parisian Apple Tart Amy Meyer ˝ Honorable Mention - Pumpkin Dutch Apple Pie

Coloring Contest: Ages 8-10 1st place-Breanna Buenger 2nd place- Hailee Mauer 3rd place- Addisyn Jensen Honorable mention ˝ Merrick Harrison, Lane Bateman and James Pingrey Ages 6-7 1st place-Emma Jensen 2nd place-Rianne Anderson 3rd place-Elizabeth Ellis Honorable mention- Savannah Bateman Ages 2-5 1st place-Heidi Ellis 2nd place-Jena Jenness 3rd place-Jonathan Jenness Honorable Mention ˝ AJ Cobb, Goldie Bateman and Dylan Johnson

Depot Recipes

Grand Champion

Betty Harrison

Pumpkin Cake

15 oz. can pumpkin

2 cups sugar

4 eggs

1 cup vegetable oil

2 cups flour

2 tsp soda

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp cloves

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp ginger

1 tsp nutmeg


1 cup butter

1 cup brown sugar

2 tablespoons milk

1 cup powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup chopped pecans

Beat pumpkin, sugar, eggs and oil. Gradually add dry ingredients.

Pour into greased and floured fluted tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan.

Glaze: In saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar and milk. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat till smooth. Drizzle over cake. Top with pecans.

First Place

Betty Harrison

Caramel Apple Pie

2 prepared crusts

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp allspice

12 caramels

1tsp milk

1/2 cup pecans

5 cups apples, cored, peeled, sliced

1 cup sugar

3 tablespoons flour

Combine apples, sugar, flour and spices. Melt caramels and milk in microwave about 1 minute. Stir twice. Pour melted caramels over applies in pie shell. Place pecans on top. Cover with vented crust. Brush top with beaten egg and sprinkle with sugar. Bake 400 degrees for 15 minutes then reduce heat to 325 degrees for 45 minutes.

Second Place

Shirley Peterson

Apple Cream Pie

4 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples

2 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/2 cup butter or margarine

1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened

1 1/2 cups cold milk, divided

1 package (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix

1 tsp grated lemon peel

1 pastry shell (9 inches) baked

1/2 cup apricot preserves or strawberry jelly, melted

In a large skillet, saut╚ apples, sugar and lemon juice in butter until apples are tender. Cool. In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth; gradually beat in 1 cup milk; dry pudding mix and lemon peel. Add remaining milk; beat until thickened. Spread into pastry shell. Arrange apples over filling. Brush with preserved. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. Brush with additional preserves if desired.

Third Place

Carmen Henke

Parisian Apple Tarts

1 sheet puff pastry, cut into fourths

2 Lundquist Cortland apples

Light brown sugar

1 tsp cold butter, cut into 4 pieces

Preheat over to 400 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Peel, half, core apples. Cut each apple half into 4 or 6 chunks. Center on the pastry square. Cut a circle around the apple leaving Ω inch rim. Sprinkle with 1-2 tsp brown sugar, dot with bits of butter.

Bake 25 minutes, until the pastry is deeply browned and puffed up around the apple and the apple can be easily pierced with the tip of a knife.

Amy Meyer

Honorable Mention

Pumpkin Dutch Apple Pie

Apple Layer

2 medium green apples, peeled, cored, and sliced thinly

1/4 c. sugar

2 tsp. flour

1 tsp. lemon juice

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

1 unbaked pie crust

Pumpkin layer

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 1/2 c. pumpkin

1 c. evaporated milk

1/2 c. sugar

2 tbs. melted butter or margarine

3/4 tsp. cinnamon

1/8 tsp nutmeg

Crumble Topping

For Apple Layer: Toss apples with sugar, flour, lemon juice, and cinnamon

in medium bowl; place in pie shell

For Pumpkin Layer: Combine eggs, pumpkin, evaporated milk, sugar, butter,

cinnamon, and nutmeg in medium bowl; pour over apples. Bake in preheated

375* oven for 30 minutes. Remove from oven; sprinkle with crumble

topping. Return to oven; bake for 20 minutes or until custard is set.

Cool on wire rack.

Crumble Topping: Combine 1/2 c. flour, 5 tbs. sugar, 3 tbs. softened

butter and 1/3 c. chopped walnuts in medium bowl with pastry blender until


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