For the last month, Bon Appétit has been holding a virtual baking contest. The Bon Appétit Blog Envy Bake-Off was a baking contest for food bloggers, in which anyone with a blog baked a favorite holiday dessert, posted the recipe on their blog, and submitted a picture of the dessert to the magazine. Well, the votes are in and Appétit has just announced the 5 finalists.

Bon Appétit's test kitchen will bake the top scoring dessert in each category and select an overall winner. The winner of this “reader's choice” will receive a trip for two to New York City and dinner with Bon Appétit Editor-in-Chief Barbara Fairchild and Restaurant Editor Andrew Knowlton. You can vote on the 5 finalists here. (Correction: voting is now closed.) Can you do a drumroll with a pastry bag? I don't know, it sounds kind of messy. But here they are, after the jump:

Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies; Credit: The Wright Recipes

Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies; Credit: The Wright Recipes


Chocolate Cake with Pistachios, Raspberries and Vanilla-Flavored Mascarpone, 
 La Tartine Gourmande.

Cookie, bar, or brownie:

Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies
 The Wright Recipes.

Custard or pudding:

Pumpkin, Maple, and Bourbon Tiramisu, 
Baking Delights.

Pie, tart, or pastry:

Butternut Squash Cointreau Tart with Rosemary Gelato and Cranberry Compote
, by 
Food and Style.


Spiced Pumpkin and Bourbon Beignets with Vanilla Bean Sugar, 
French Revolution.

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