The Taste of Cranberry baking contest was held Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Stone Lake Fire Hall during the Cranberry Festival. The judges were David Langham and Lisa (Langham) Underwood. The winners were:
Grand Prize: Scott Lindstrom, Minneapolis.
Cakes and Desserts: First, Scott Lindstrom, Minneapolis, Cranberry Tiramisu; second, Hannah Zacharias, Spooner, Christmas Cranberry Cheesecake; third, Brad Betlach, Minneapolis, Instant Pot Cranberry Ginger Lemon Cheesecake.
Cookies and Bars: First, Audrey Schmitt, Chaska, Minnesota, Cranberry Velvet Brownies; second, Christy Mattson, Des Moines, Iowa, Cranberry Bars; third, Brad Betlach, Rye Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Pies:First, Emily Cagle, Moose Lake, Minnesota, Cranberry Curd Pie; second, Hannah Zacharias, Cran-Raspberry Cheesecake Pie; third, Hannah Zacharias, Cran-Rasperry Cheese Pie.
Breads and Muffins: First, Eric Thomlinson, Madison, Cranberry Cardamom Bread; second, Todd Coate, Minneapolis, Sticky Cranberry Gingerbread; third, Jan Hammond, St. Croix, Minnesota, Cream Cheese Cranberry Bread.
Savory: First, Sharon Goodacre, Stone Lake, Cranberry Salsa; second, Ann Noble, Hayward, Cranberry Chicken; third, Marilee Morris, Stone Lake, Cranberry-Onion Beef Short Ribs.
Grand Prize:Gwyn Trude.
Cakes and Desserts: First, Gwyn Trude, Stone Lake, Cranberry Crunch Cake; second, Gwyn Trude, Cranberry Custard Dessert; third, Avery Poppe, Hayward, Cranberry Cheesecake.
Cookies and Bars:First, Gwyn Trude, Cranberry Orange Swirls; second, Corrine Knight, Stone Lake, Cranberry Chocolate Pistachio Cookies; third, Alivia Poppe, Hayward, Pumpkin Cranberry Cookies with Orange Glaze.
Pies:Fist, Avery Poppe, Hayward, No Bake Cranberry Cream Pie; second, Gwyn Trude, Grandma Nncy’s Cranberry Pie.
Breads and Muffins:First, Alivia Poppe, Cranberry Jalapeno Cornbread; second, Nora Velin, Hayward, Gluten Free Cranberry Bread; third, Macy Roberts, Hayward, Macy’s Banana Chocolate Chip Cranberry Muffins.
Savory:First, Levi Velin and Luca Roberts, Hayward, Easy Cran-Sausage Oven Pancakes.