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MAC selects winners of amateur recipe contest

CONTACT: Diane Smith

LANSING, Mich. — Amateur cooks from all over the United States entered the Michigan Apple Committee’s amateur recipe contest, held from December 2013 to February 2014. Entries were judged based on taste, originality, preparation and apple significance.

Winners of the contest, announced today, will receive a KitchenAid® Mixer. They are:

  • Topsy-Turvy Salted Caramel Apple Dumplings – Darlene Buerger, Lawrence, KS
  • Fresh Michigan Apple & Pork Cassoulet  – Kim Landhuis, DeWitt, MI
  • Apple-Grilled Cheese Dessert Sandwiches – Martha Laviolette, South Rockwood, MI

“We appreciate the creativity of these great cooks and bakers, and all of those who submitted recipes,” said Diane Smith, executive director of the Michigan Apple Committee. “They help us to showcase the remarkable versatility of Michigan Apples. They can be used in so many different applications.”

The 2013 Michigan Apple Committee Amateur Recipe Contest was open to amateur bakers and cooks 18 years of age and older, in 23 states. MAC, with help from culinary experts, selected the top three recipes from 129 entries. Complete information about the contest and official rules can be found at the Michigan Apple Committee website.

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