September 1, 2014
THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS QUALITY:
State fair scandal: Winning pie may have store-bought crust (Jere Downs, 8/29/14, The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal)
Posted by Orrin Judd at September 1, 2014 7:46 AMA blue ribbon is at stake as Kentucky State Fair officials investigate whether a store-bought crust was used to create this year's prize-winning buttermilk pie.Linda Horton, a 67-year-old retired factory worker who sweetly shared her recipe with Courier-Journal readers this week, did not return phone calls immediately Friday morning seeking comment.Her winning entry, described as tasting like a chess pie that got crossed with a cheesecake, took top prize in the category for the second consecutive time at this year's fair.On Monday, she told the newspaper, "This year, I used a Pillsbury pie crust," adding her experience with prior homemade pie crusts was that they "didn't crumble a whole lot."Horton said she uses Pillsbury brand rolled pastry crust to hold the mixture of butter, flour, buttermilk, sugar, eggs and vanilla.A Pillsbury-brand pie crust "is so buttery," she said.