SAN FRANCISCO -- Roberta Sonefeld's Cream Cheese Brownie Pie was rich in more ways than one.
Sonefeld's creation, which takes 15 minutes to prepare for baking, was an original recipe good enough to win the $1 million first prize Tuesday at the Pillsbury Bake-Off.
Sonefeld, a 35-year-old mother of two from Hopkins, S.C., said she never expected to win.
''I hoped it would win us a trip to San Francisco,'' said Sonefeld, who works as an administrative assistant and dreams of opening a pie shop with her three sisters.
The pie, which won the Fast and Fabulous Desserts and Treats category, is ''easy, inexpensive, and my two sons love it,'' she said.
Three women won $10,000 each in these categories:
Lorraine Maggio of Manlius, N.Y., for her Ham and Swiss Crescent Braid in the Easy Weeknight Meals category; Judith Mettlin of Snyder, N.Y., for her Island Paradise Salad in the Yummy Vegetables category; and Judy Wood of Vestavia Hills, Ala., for Pesto Crescent Twists in the Casual Snacks & Appetizers category.
This year's competition was the 39th since the contest began in 1949.
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