Fruit pie wins top award second year running
Tue, 24 Jul 2012 10:07p.m.
A traditional Kiwi favourite - the humble meat pie - has again been snubbed in favour of a more fanciful fruit filling at the Supreme Pie Awards.
The top prize was awarded to a gingered peach and pear pie with cointreau, made by small-town pie makers Shane and Kathy Kearns of Viands Bakery in Kihikihi.
The couple also won the Supreme Award last year with a spiced plum, port and apple pie.
"All we focus on is what we do day to day," says Shane. "That's probably our biggest competition - it's like sport, you're only as good as your last batch of pies."
More than 4500 pies from over 400 bakeries around the country were baked for this year's awards, held last night in Auckland.
Four-time Supreme Award winner Patrick Lam took home a gold award for his chicken and vegetable pie.
The Kearns are expecting a busy day today.
"The place goes crazy," says Shane. "We struggle to keep up."
Organisers believe fruit winning two years in a row will only inspire meat lovers to greater heights next year.
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