Biscuit Corn Cakes with Goat Cheese and Blackberry-Thyme Sauce ~ Pillsbury Finalist Recipe

I know I’ve mentioned this before, but just in case you missed it, my mom (Grandma Jane) is one of the 100 finalists in the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest coming up at the end of March.  All the finalists’ recipes have been made public, so I am thrilled to be able to share her recipe with you (it was a big secret until they officially published them).

Click here to read my original post about her becoming a finalist.

My little man (Caspian) and I will be flying to Orlando, FL next month to watch my mom compete.  We just found out this week that Martha Stewart will be announcing the $1 million dollar winner live on her show (oh, yeah, did I mention that the grand prize is $1 million buckaroos?!?!).  They will be setting up a set for her show in the lobby of the hotel where we are staying and announcing the winner from there ~ how cool is that?  She’ll also be walking the floor while the contestants compete.  Usually the bake-off contest airs on the Food Network, but we’ve yet to find out the date for that one.

Who is going to win is anyone’s guess.  All the top 100 recipes sound amazing…….I think it will totally depend on the judges tastes on the day of the competition.  But I have to tell you, I’ve tried Mom’s recipe and it is awesome!  She will compete in the brunch category and the flavor profile she has created is incredibly complex.  You have the savory biscuit corn cake, the creamy goat cheese, the tart lemon and blackberry-thyme sauce.  I’m making myself hungry just thinking about it!

So here’s her recipe if you would like to give it a try……..

Biscuit Corn Cakes with Goat Cheese and Blackberry-Thyme Sauce
Serves 5 
(2 corn cakes per person)

If you try the recipe, let me know, I’d love to hear what you think.  This would be so good for Easter brunch if you are looking for something a little different to serve.  Also, if you would like a printer-friendly version of the recipe, you can print from the Pillsbury website by clicking HERE.

I think my little man has a pretty good resemblance to the Pillsbury dough-boy these days, so he just may be sporting a little costume for the competition………you’ll just have to wait and see!

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  1. This looks delicious, congrats to your mom!

  2. Nancy E in MN says

    Wonderful news and a huge congratulations to your mother. This will be an exciting moment for both of you. Have fun in Florida!

  3. Thanks so much, ladies! I am beyond excited for her. It’s going to be such a fun experience!!

  4. Wow! I hope your mother wins! What an honor to be in the top 100. Her recipe sounds really special. Good luck and have fun in Orlando!

  5. Good luck to your Mom! The photo itself looks good enough to eat. Have fun on your trip with the baby too. Godspeed!