To be fair, the vote was 2-1. Our dinner guest, The Bart Man, cast his vote for Perfect Pumpkin Pie because it was a perfect pumpkin pie. And that is was. But the contest was for better pie, not better pumpkin pie. We were not interested in which pie was the pumpkin pie exemplar– just which pie was better. The rules of these contests can get tricky, especially if you’re not there to make them up as we go along.