We received thousands of entries for this year’s Bake-Off® Contest, and after rigorous testing, four stood out as the best of the best. Discover the winning recipes in each category listed below, plus the stories behind them, then tune in to The Kitchen on February 24th to see which will become the grand-prize winner!


"In my recipe, cranberry, pineapple, walnuts and ginger perfectly punctuate and complement the orange rolls."

– Amy, "Cozy Breakfasts" Category Winner


"My family’s favorite appetizer is a bread loaf carved out in the center filled and with spinach and melted cheeses. We serve it with a tomato sauce dip. So, I thought, why not something with a similar taste?"

– JoAnne, "Appetizers for Any Party" Category Winner


"I decided to add kielbasa (which I hated until recently) to the one food I love a lot and make a lot: pizza! It has been a hit with us ever since. But any time I go for an extra slice my fiancé reminds me in his cute way that I don't like kielbasa."

– Sarah, "Dinners with Heart" Category Winner


"I’ve always loved to bake and never miss a chance to experiment. This recipe has been tweaked many times over the years. I’ve made these with different bases, nuts and all flavors of candy depending on my mood and what I have on hand."

– Sandy, "No-Fuss Desserts" Category Winner

Pillsbury Bake-Off® Videos

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Egg-in-a-Hole Biscuits

Cheddar and chive biscuits go vertical! The perfect brunch item to impress on a budget: double-stacked prepared biscuits are baked with ham and an egg center.

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Rocky Road Crescent Ring

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Winning Recipe How-Tos

8 Things You Didn’t Know About the Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest

It hasn’t always been just pies, cookies, and grand-prize winners, the Pillsbury Bake-Off® has a long and interesting past full of fun facts and surprising stories that we’re guessing you don’t know about.

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