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What We’re Obsessing About: The Bake-Off® Contest

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The finals of the 46th Bake-Off Contest, where someone will win $1 million, are just days away. We’re gearing up for the big event on November 11 by reflecting on our favorite Bake-Off recipes, memory makers and game-changers. Get in on the action.

Women with aprons preparing recipes


Even though there’s only one $1 million winner each contest, there are always tons of fab recipes. We’re getting quick-cooking inspiration from these picks from past finalists.

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Quick 'n Chewy Crescent Bars


These Quick 'n Chewy Crescent Bars won the 1972 contest and have been earning rave reviews ever since. It’s safe to say they’re pretty darn good.   

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During the contest, we’ve been sharing our experiences of trying and tasting the recipe contenders in our Bake-Off blog. Get in on the adventures!

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Best of Bake-Off Contest Desserts


This contest has featured so many tasty dessert recipes, it’s hard to keep track of favorites. Luckily, now they’re all together in one place.

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Art Linkletter and Bake-Off Contest Winners


Prizes have grown and tastes have changed since the inaugural contest in 1949, but the emotion is always there and captured in this video. Warning: tissues required.  

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Pumpkin Ravioli with Salted Caramel Whipped Cream


Make the top recipe from last year’s Bake-Off Contest and remember what a winner tastes like. We’re already dreaming about how good this year’s champ will be. 

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Bake-Off Contest Recipe Books


Last year, this mother-daughter duo baked and blogged about every grand-prize-winning recipe from past contests – 44 in all. Now that’s dedication! 

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