The Pie Way…Kansas Style Pie Recipe Contest

We’re putting together a documentary about the amazing world of pies from across Kansas to air during our KPTS Winter Drive, November 23 - December 10, 2018.

In addition to the documentary, we’re producing a 50-recipe cookbook, printed by Mennonite Press.
This cookbook will include recipes from the restaurants, diners and local bakers featured in the documentary. The cookbook will also include recipes from KPTS viewers too! The Pie Way…Kansas Style Cookbook will be a pledge item during the KPTS Winter Drive.

You’re invited to send us your best pie recipes, in five categories. Prizes will be awarded for the top pie in each category!

Categories in this year’s cookbook contest are:
1. Fruit Pies
2. Meringue Pies
3. Whipped Cream Pies
4. Specialty Pies*
5. No Sugar Pies.

*Specialty pies can only include sweet pies.
No savory pies allowed in this contest.

Once we've selected the top recipes in each category, a panel of judges will choose the winners. The five winners, plus other qualifying recipes, will be printed in The Pie Way…Kansas Style Cookbook.

Recipes will be judged based on taste, appearance, clarity of cooking directions and creativity. The first-place winners in each category will be featured in the cookbook; receive a complimentary copy of the cookbook; and a $25 gift card.
Each contestant may enter only one recipe per category (up to five entries). Only Kansas residents are eligible to win, and KPTS employees and their families are not eligible to participate.

We’re looking for originality and creativity. Do not submit recipes directly from a website or cookbook without changing at least three ingredients.

You may submit entries by e-mail or mail, but recipes must be typed! No handwritten or scanned in recipes will be accepted.

The contest deadline as been extended. All pie recipes must be e-mailed or postmarked by midnight, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018.

Click here to e-mail entries to or You may also mail your entries to: KPTS The Pie Way Cookbook Contest, KPTS-Channel 8, 320 West 21st St. No., Wichita, Kan. 67203.

Questions? Please contest coordinator Beth Bower at

Click here to download Entry Form.

Thank you for participating in this year’s The Pie Way…Kansas Style Cookbook Contest!