Henderson, of Roseville, was among four cooks vying for the Pillsbury Bake-Off's $1 million grand prize, but in the end, the judge's favorite was Sue Compton's mini ice cream cookie cups.
Compton's big win was announced live this morning on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." The New Jersey cook's recipe had snagged the "Sweet Treats" category of the Bake-Off.
Other category winners were Henderson, who won the "Entertaining Appetizers" category for her salmon pecan-crusted tartlets, Kellie White, of St. Louis, Mo. for her zesty lime-fish tacos, and Niki Plourde for tomato-basil eggs alfredo in bread baskets.
The four category winners had emerged from a pool of 100 finalists, who competed Monday in the Bake-off, held in Orlando, Fla. The quartet of winning cooks were flown to Chicago for the Oprah show late Monday night.
Henderson won't come home empty-handed however. Her category prize includes $5,000 and a new GE Profile Induction Free-Standing Range.