Michigan Apple News

posted on January 21, 2011

Contact: Holly Whetstone
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2011 Michigan’s Best Homemade Apple Pie Contest

40 amateur bakers (prescreened from more than 100 entries) will gather to determine who has created the best apple pie in Michigan

Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 2 - 4:30 p.m.

Zehnder’s in Frankenmuth (heated tent behind the restaurant)

In honor of National Pie Day (Jan. 23), Michigan Apple Committee will go in pursuit of the best apple pie in the Great Lake State.  This annual tradition has become a highly anticipated event.  Cash prizes ($500, $250 and $100) awarded to the top pie bakers.

National Pie Day, created by the American Pie Council®, is dedicated to the celebration of pie.  As part of the American heritage, this day is a perfect opportunity to pass on the love and enjoyment of pie eating and pie making to future generations.

The contest kicks off Snowfest, a national ice carving competition held annually in Frankenmuth. 

Michigan Apple Committee is a grower-funded nonprofit organization devoted to promotion, education and research activities to distinguish the Michigan Apple and encourage its consumption in Michigan and around the world.  For more information, visit MichiganApples.com.

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