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MasterChef Junior Season 5 Episodes

15 Episodes 2017 -

Episode 1

Quest for the Apron, Pt. 1

Thu, Feb 9, 2017 60 mins

The Season 5 premiere introduces 16 contestants competing for eight of the Top 20 spots, but once they're split into four teams, each tasked with a specific dish, only two cooks from each group will advance to the next round of challenges.

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Episode 2

Quest for an Apron, Pt. 2

Thu, Feb 16, 2017 60 mins

The Top 20 chefs are revealed after the final 12 spots are filled following a series of challenges that involve steak, lobster and cupcakes.

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Episode 3

Just Like Gordon

Thu, Feb 23, 2017 61 mins

The Top 20 cooks compete in the first mystery-box challenge of the season, which involves both sweet and savory ingredients. Later, the contestants try to duplicate one of Gordon Ramsay's signature seafood recipes. Chef Aarón Sánchez is the guest judge.

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Episode 4

Batter Hurry Up

Thu, Mar 2, 2017 61 mins

The Top 18 cooks compete in two challenges, including one that splits them up into teams to make corn dogs, and another involving juicy burgers. Mayim Bialik is the guest judge.

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Episode 5

Kitchen Emergency

Thu, Mar 9, 2017 61 mins

The Top 16 cooks compete in a team challenge to prepare a filet mignon lunch for first responders, whose votes will determine the winning group.

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Episode 6

A Presidential Mystery Box

Thu, Mar 16, 2017 60 mins

Former first lady Michelle Obama oversees a mystery-box challenge for the Top 14 cooks that's inspired by the White House garden. Later, Julie Bowen is the guest judge for a challenge when the kids create a dish in honor of their mothers.

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Episode 7

Pie-Eyed

Thu, Mar 23, 2017 60 mins

Richard Blais is the guest judge when the Top 12 cooks split up into teams of three and have 10 minutes to make as many pies as possible. Later, the contestants must use a blowtorch to make an appetizer, entrée or dessert using ingredients from the "MasterChef" pantry.

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Episode 8

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

Tue, Mar 28, 2017 61 mins

Six kids who have gone home get a second chance to reenter the competition by participating in two challenges that involve breaking apart a chicken and using the parts to make unique dishes. Richard Blais makes another appearance as the guest judge.

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Episode 9

Scouts Honor

Thu, Apr 6, 2017 60 mins

The Top 12 cooks split up into two teams and head for the great outdoors to serve Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and their troop leaders a pork chop entrée and two side dishes. Later, the losing group must make a box of macaroons in a pressure test.

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Episode 10

Winter Wonderland

Thu, Apr 13, 2017 61 mins

A gingerbread house is replicated when the cooks are split up into teams of two. Later, chef Aarón Sánchez is the guest judge for a challenge involving a Gordon Ramsay holiday classic.

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Episode 11

Tag Team

Thu, Apr 20, 2017 61 mins

Edward Lee is the guest judge when the cooks prepare dishes inspired by their families in the season's first mystery-box challenge. Later, the contestants pair up to replicate a sushi platter.

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Episode 12

The Muppets Take MasterChef

Thu, May 4, 2017 60 mins

The Top 6 contestants split up into two teams and have 75 minutes to prepare an entrée for a guest list that includes firefighters, professional softball players, construction workers and pilots. Also appearing are Miss Piggy and the Swedish Chef of the Muppets.

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Episode 13

Pop-Up Restaurant

Thu, May 11, 2017 60 mins

A pop-up restaurant on the California coast is the setting for a team challenge that involves cooking for food critics, chefs and journalists, who dine on scallop appetizers and red snapper entrées.

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Episode 14

The Semi Finals

Thu, May 18, 2017 60 mins

The Top 4 cooks try to re-create a chocolate molten lava cake before creating a dish using one of the world's most popular meats.

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Episode 15

Finale

Thu, May 18, 2017 60 mins

In the Season 5 finale, Wolfgang Puck and Martha Stewart are guest judges for the final challenge of making a three-course meal from scratch, after which the winner gets a check for $100,000.

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