The 2012 edition of the Wisconsin State Fair is coming to a close, wrapping up another year of highlighting some of the best crafts, livestock, and baked good found in Wisconsin.
A Stoughton-based baking maestro dominated the competition when it came to pies. Jeffrey Doyle-Horney won ribbons in three out of nine classes in the pie division, including "first time pie entry," "pecan/nut pie," and "raspberry pie." His black raspberry pie, entered in the "first time" class, took home the highest honor -- best in the division. All winners are listed (PDF) by the Fair.
Listen to an interview with Doyle-Horney, in which he shares a sampling of his music and tips on how to make award-winning pies.
Doyle-Horney's winning entries are on display in the Horticulture, Craft & Culinary Pavilion, located on Grandstand Avenue next to the Exposition Center. For a perspective from a judge at the Fair, see a report in the Wisconsin State Journal. And home bakers hoping to sample his creations can try their hand at recreating one with his recipe (PDF) for that black raspberry pie.
The Wisconsin State Fair ends on Sunday, August 12.