How sweet it was. The annual Malibu Pie Festival, sponsored by Malibu United Methodist Church last weekend, brought smiles and sugar shock to the attendees and honor to the following winners:
9-year-olds and under
First place went to Anne Payne’s first-graders at Point Dume Marine Science School for their apple-blueberry pie. Forrest and Isabel Alsobrook took second for a pumpkin pie. Payne’s class won third place for an apple-plum pie.
In an exciting tie, Emily Ochmanek and Catherine Calvert each took first place for their apple pies. Second place went to Maji Haggstrom for her crumbly apple pie. Ochmanek took third for her pecan-chocolate pie.
Fruits and nuts
First place belonged to Janet Tholen for her apple-cream crumb pie. Bonna Read took second for her line-shack peach-raspberry creation. Third went to Domenico Shiro for a zuccotto nut pie.
Another tie for first place went to Paula Steiger for her apple cheesecake and to Marti Maniates-Baysore for her lemon cheesecake. An exciting three-way tie for second place was shared among Meredith Casey and Lori Bender (fruit pizza), Diane Jensen (amaretto macaroon) and Domenico Shiro (pineapple). Third place went to Angelo De Lorenza (amaretto).
Also tied for first place were Debra Cole for her lemon sour-creme pie and Paula Steiger for her coconut cream. Tied for second place were Sieglinde Swerdlow’s chocolate cream nut pie and Meredith Casey and Lori Bender’s Bavarian chocolate. Patti Aiken took third for her sweet-potato pie.
Sole first place went to Melissa James for her Pavlova.
Meredith Casey and Lori Bender took first prize for their chocolate pecan pie.
Charly Anderson took first prize for a Dutch apple pie. Valenino Carrasco took second for a German chocolate tart.
Bravo to Rev. Larry Peacock for his superb taste and unerring judgment (and hope he could get to sleep that night).