12 State Fair Blue-Ribbon Recipes
Missouri: Mixed Dried Fruit Pie
Faye Hunton of Sedalia was hooked on competition for life after winning top honors for a black walnut cake at the 1987 fair. In 2011, Faye, who teaches pie-making at the local community college, earned a blue for her double-crust pie with big flavor from plumped apples, apricots and cherries. She also demonstrated pies and pastry alongside her state's first lady, Georganne Wheeler Nixon.