Randee Hilton took top honors in the adult field of the Art on the Avenue Pie-Baking Contest for the second straight year Saturday, winning with her Bewitching Blueberry Sour Cream Pie.
Hilton won in 2011 for her Radiant Raspberry Brown Butter Pie, leaving little doubt there’s a person in Alexandria who can do more with berries and crust.
After the competition, slices of the 24 pies entered in the adult and kids competitions were sold for $3 a slice to raise money for Stop Child Abuse Now of Northern Virginia.
Hilton donated her winnings back to SCAN. The event raised a total of $641 for the Alexandria-based nonprofit.
Local Realtor Bobi Bomar, The Happy Tart baker Ben Snyder and Alexandria Sheriff Dana Lawhorne served as the judges for Saturday’s contest, which Bomar sponsored.
Lawhorne returned as judge following a one-year hiatus.
“I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to be back,” Lawhorne said. “I’d like to thank all my fans who wrote letters, hit Twitter and Facebook and signed petitions to get me back at the table. To be back, I feel like a silent movie star moving to the talkies.”
Kaia Johnson took top honors in the kids division for bakers 17 and under for her German Chocolate Pecan Pie.
Congrats to the winners!
- First Place: Randee Hilton, Bewitching Blueberry Sour Cream Pie
- Second Place: Nancy McKenna, Caramel Chocolate Pecan Pie
- Third Place: Katie Morse, Katie’s Pretty Pecan Pie
Kids 17-and-under competition
- First Place: Kaia Johnson, German Chocolate Pecan Pie
- Second Place: Kaia Johnson, Banana Coconut Marshmallow Pie
- Third Place: Reagan Feld, The Elements of Pie