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Michigan Apple Committee to Sponsor Amateur Recipe Contest

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Apple Committee (MAC) is looking for talented amateur cooks to submit their favorite Michigan apple recipe for the 2013 Michigan Apple Amateur Recipe Contest. The contest will run from Nov. 15, 2013, through Jan. 31, 2014.

“Michigan apples are a versatile food — there are so many ways they can be used,” said Diane Smith, MAC executive director. “We are hoping Michigan’s tasty apples will inspire amateur cooks to get creative and develop something unique and delicious.”

As in recent years, entries will be judged based on taste, originality, preparation, and apple significance (i.e., does the recipe sound like it would taste good? Is the recipe unique and original? Is the recipe straight-forward and easy to follow? Do Michigan apples have a major role in the flavor of the dish?). The three highest scoring recipes will receive a KitchenAid®, 250-Watt, 4-1/2-Quart, Stand Mixer (approximate retail value of $250). Contest winners will be notified by Feb. 28, 2014.  

Entrants who are at least 18 years of age, and not a professional cook, chef, baker or home economist, are eligible to participate. Recipes must use Michigan apples. Entries should be typed on 8 ½” x 11” paper, and must include the contestant’s name, address, phone number, email, and a Michigan apple variety recommendation (NO Granny Smith apples). A full list of Michigan Apple varieties can be found at www.MichiganApples.com/varieties

Entries may be mailed to the Michigan Apple Committee at 13750 S. Sedona Parkway, Suite 3, Lansing, MI 48906, or emailed to Staff@MichiganApples.com. Mailed entries must be received before Jan. 31, 2014, and email entries must arrive before 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Jan. 31, 2014.

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.

For more information regarding the contest rules and eligibility, contact the Michigan Apple Committee at 800-456-2753, or email Staff@MichiganApples.com.