Michelle Elliott and her daughter Lauren on Friday, Oct. 12 won first place in the Pillsbury "Pet-Ritz" Pie Baking Championship at the Arkansas State Fair.

The pair won $200 for their Apple Pie recipe created by 9-year-old Lauren, Elliott said.

It took a little trial and error and a lot of baked pies to perfect the recipe, she said. Her husband Dean didn’t complain, she said and considers himself a very fortunate man, she said. Lauren also helps her Dad cook on weekends, she said.