— Alyssa (@LePetit_Oiseau) August 14, 2014
Every year we get asked repeatedly what constitutes a pie for KCRW’s Good Food Pie Contest. So what are the rules? There’s only one when it comes down to it:
It’s a pie contest.
You are welcome to knock yourself out making a tart or a slab, but when it comes down to it the judges will ALWAYS pick the pie over the tart if both are of equal deliciousness and technical proficiency. You know what a pie is, right? It’s in a pie pan, not free-standing. So there is a particular ratio of crust to filling which is what pies are all about.
But there is one exception: I believe that a galette is basically a pie. So far we haven’t had a winning galette.
So make whatever you want, but remember, it’s a pie contest.
Happy baking, and I can’t wait to taste your submissions.