Here are the winning recipes from Sunday's Pillsbury Pet-Ritz Pie Baking contest. Domino Ireland's Nutella cream pie took first place, while Judy Myklebust of Durham placed
second with a sour-cream raisin pie and Shelley Gregory of Burlington's Bavarian port pear pie won third place.
I was one of the 16 judges at this year's pie contest because there were 98 entries. I think if you love Nutella, you will love Ireland's blue-ribbon pie. But if you're not that much a fan, I'd try one of the other ribbon-winning pie recipes. I will be cooking the sour cream raisin, which was so delightfully different. I am always skeptical about desserts that use alcohol, which can often overpower the other flavors. That is not the case with this Bavarian port pear pie. I really enjoyed it.