It’s time for the first round (the Semifinals) of the Makes-Me-Wanna SHOUT! Pie Baking Challenge presented with Eatonville Restaurant. The big event is Saturday, March 23 at 2 PM at the beneficiary’s $15 of the $20 ticket charge will benefit Martha’s Table the 2013 beneficiary. A ticket gets you in for the tasting and judging of homebaked pies. 5 of the pies/bakers will go to the Final round at Eatonville Restaurant in April. One of those will be the People’s Choice (you decide). The winner of the final round will get $500, their pie on the Eatonville Restaurant dessert menu and other prizes. Pie lovers shouldn’t miss this. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.

Read the semifinalists’ pie stories on Everything may not be a piece of cake, but everyone can have a slice of the pie.

Here’s the menu:

P-Chocobana Pie
Raspberry Rhubarb Pie
German Chocolate Pie
Fruits of the Forest Pie
Dottie Sweet Potato Pie
Mint Chocolate Custard Pie
Triple-Crust Cast-Iron Skillet Apple Pie
Old-Fashioned Vinegar Pie
Chocolate Chess Pie
Peach Cobbler
Cheryl’s Nice and Naughty Sweet Potato Pie

Annalee Ash (DC); Cece Cooper (Stafford, VA); Matt Gyory (DC); Cora Gaines (Alexandria, VA); Tiffany Hall (Brentwood, MD); Angela Johnson (Arlington, VA); Meredith Newark (Silver Spring, MD); Maureen Severin (Crofton, MD); Cheryl Thompson (DC); Patricia Volpe (Arlington, VA); Lindsey Wahowiak (DC)

Austin Brown, Winner 2012 Makes-Me-Wanna SHOUT! Chocolate Layer Cake Challenge; Rebecca Layton Gunter, Founder & President, Operation: Eatery; Melissa Harris, Publisher, Foodshed Magazine; Brenda Rhodes Miller, Author, The Church Ladies’ Divine Desserts and Sweet Recollections;
Demetri Recachinas, Assistant Director of Food Programs for Martha’s Table; Andy Shallal, Owner, Eatonville Restaurant, Busboys and Poets