Michigan Apple News

posted on November 19, 2009

Contact: Holly Whetstone 
(800) 456-2753

(DeWitt, Mich.) –  In honor of the nation’s #1 favorite dessert, the Michigan Apple Committee (MAC) is going in search of the state’s best homemade apple pie.

Amateur bakers are encouraged to submit their apple pie recipes for preliminary judging by Dec. 31.  Entries will be reviewed by a panel of chefs and the top 60 recipe entrants will be asked to bring their pie to the 5th Annual Michigan’s Best Apple Pie Contest on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010 in Frankenmuth.

The winner will earn $500 and a trip for two to compete at the National Pie Championships in April 2010 in Celebration, Florida.

“This contest celebrates America’s love of apple pie and Michigan’s bounty of great baking apple varieties from traditional favorites like McIntosh to newer sensations like Jonagolds – a cross between a tart Jonathan and a sweet Golden Delicious,” said Holly Whetstone, MAC marketing and communications specialist.

The contest is held in conjunction with Zehnders of Frankenmuth’s Snowfest celebration.  Complete rules and entry form are available at MichiganApples.com/contests.

Entries must use Michigan Apples (specify suggested apple variety) and Pioneer Sugar. 

Sponsors of the competition, in addition to MAC, are: Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth, Michigan Sugar and WSGW Radio.

Winning pie recipes from previous years are posted on the recipe section of the MAC web site at MichiganApples.com.

The 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 by consumers in Michigan and around the world. 

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