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2017 Apple Festival

The Local Scene


Nick Smirnoff (NPPA)

M/C James Carhart with pie baking 2nd place winner Shelby Donnel and her son Simon, 3rd place winner Lynda Knowlton and 1st place winner Kelli Knapp. The Pie Baking contest sponsored by The Loop newspaper was held on Sunday, Oct. 8.

Kelli Knapp's award winning pie recipe

Tina Fisher Cunningham

Alissa Bernal, 7, of Bakersfield communes with Windswept Farms' alpaca Gidget at the Apple Festival. She visited Tehachapi with her mom and dad Angelica and Francisco and brother Gerardo, 14.

Crust: 5 cup flour, 3 tsp salt, 1 egg, 1 cup water, and 2 cups Crisco (from can not oil).

Mix all dry ingredients together, add egg and water mixture to dry ingredients, knead well all ingredients, cut into 5 cubes, each cube is a crust. Makes 5 crusts.

Filling: 8 to 10 Fuji apples, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 2 cups brown sugar, 4 tablespoons butter, and squirt bottle of Caramel sauce

Mix apples, cinnamon and brown sugar together. Put this mixture into bottom crust. On top of filling dab with the butter, and squirt in circles the caramel sauce, apply top crust and bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees. Reduce heat to 350 and continue to bake for an additional 45 to 50 minutes.

Kelli said the pie crust is a secret family recipe, and this is her first time entering it in a contest.


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