Stone Barns Harvest Fest Recap

October  4, 2010

A&M had the tough job of judging the Pie Bake-Off at Saturday's Harvest Fest at beautiful Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, NY. To see all the fun, check out the winning pie recipe, photo slideshow and video below.

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Maple Delicata Pie (the winner!)

by Krystal Ford

Makes one 9-inch pie

  • 1 (9-inch) pie shell
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon brown sugar (divided use)
  • 1 delicata squash (about 1.5 pounds)
  • 1 cup Ronnybrook cream
  • 1/2 cup Lanza Farms maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 Glynwood eggs

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Cut delicata squash lengthwise into two halves and scoop out seeds.

3. Divide a tablespoon of butter and brown sugar between the squash halves and bake for 30 minutes or until easily pierced with a fork. Set aside until cooled and turn oven down to 350 degrees.

4. Scoop out squash (1 1/2 cups worth) into a blender. Add cream, maple syrup, and remaining brown sugar and blend until smooth (about 1 to 2 minutes).

5. Pour squash blend into a medium-sized bowl. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

6. Mix in eggs, one egg at a time.

7. Pour filling into pie shell.

8. Bake for 1 hour or until set.

9. Allow pie to cool and refrigerate for 2 hours.


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Krystal F. October 6, 2010
Thank you everyone. There were so many wonderful pies at the contest and I really enjoyed meeting Amanda and Merrill.

I look forward to hearing your feedback if you do try the recipe.
AntoniaJames October 5, 2010
Testing and judging those gorgeous pies? Sounds like a rough job, A&M, but I guess someone has to do it. ;o) Thanks so much for posting the photos and video. I would so have loved to have gone!!
krannysue October 5, 2010
The lunchbox pie was amazing: peanut butter crust with concord grape filling.
mcs3000 October 5, 2010
What a total blast and a dream to taste and judge all those pies!
thirschfeld October 4, 2010
that Delicata pie looks wicked good.
Kelsey B. October 4, 2010
Oh, what fun! We had wanted to go but had other plans upstate. Congrats to Krystal, it looks like it was so much fun!
WinnieAb October 4, 2010
So beautiful! I've got delicatas in my garden and look forward to trying the winning pie...
mrslarkin October 4, 2010
What fun! The pie sounds great - congrats Krystal! Love the fiddle music.
ashtonkeefe October 4, 2010
This is so cute and can't wait to try to recipe!
lapadia October 4, 2010
Looks like a fun time, and congratulations to Krystal for her winning Maple Delicata Pie!