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3rd Grade Pie Contest
Attention, pie enthusiasts of all ages! Get ready as we recap the annual 3rd grade pie writing contest and pie party. This year, the competition was stiffer than whipped cream peaks, and the ovens worked overtime to create the most mouthwatering masterpieces.
Imagine a room filled with the delightful aroma of pies, each one telling a story of love and creativity. From classic apple pies to adventurous chocolate creations, these young bakers turned this traditional descriptive writing competition into a magical pie paradise.
Descriptive Pie Essay Contest
Before student finalists reach the baking phase, they have to write a descriptive pie essay with lots of delectable details. The students follow the writing process to prepare an essay that includes vivid details and clear sentences. In class, students read the essays aloud and then vote on the most tempting pie description. The most mouth-watering essays make it to the bake-off portion and pie party!
On the Friday before Thanksgiving, the finalists bake their pies at home and bring them to school for a class pie tasting. This year’s pie finalists included a classic apple pie, several yummy chocolate creations, a lemon ice box pie, and some new pie flavors. The Kool-Aid pie and and the peppermint pie were new to the contest this year.
Peppermint Pie Recipe
If you are seeking a non-traditional pie recipe for your Thanksgiving gathering this year, try the peppermint pie. 3rd graders agreed it was worth a second serving!
- 2 1/2 c. chocolate cookie crumbs
- 1/2 c. soft butter
Mix crust ingredients together and press on bottom and sides of 2 8-inch pie pans.
- 7 oz. marshmallows
- 1 c. milk
- 2 c. heavy cream, whipped
- 1 c. crushed peppermint candies
- red food coloring
Melt marshmallows and milk over low heat until blended. Chill. Mix whipped cream, peppermint candy, and red food coloring. Fold the whipped cream mixture into the marshmallow mixture. Add half of the filling to each pie crust and freeze. Sprinkle extra crushed peppermint candy pieces on top or decoration and serve.
The Magic of Pie
Thanksgiving pies are not just desserts; they are edible poetry that bring people together. Each bite is a celebration and a reminder of gratitude. So, as you sit around the table with your loved ones, savoring those heavenly slices, remember that Thanksgiving is a feast for the senses, and the pies are the delicious heart of it all.