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Tried-and-true apple recipes sought in amateur contest

(DeWitt, Mich.) – Got a recipe with apples that your family and friends rave about?  If so, you’re in luck.  Michigan Apple Committee (MAC) is going in search of some of the best recipes featuring apple varieties grown in the Great Lakes State.

Amateur cooks are encouraged to visit MichiganApples.com/contests for details on how to submit their favorite apple recipe in the 3rd Annual Michigan Apple Recipe Contest.  Winners will receive a Kitchen Aid® gourmet mixer.

“We’re looking for tried-and-true recipes that showcase the versatility of Michigan-grown apples,” said Denise Donohue, MAC executive director.   

Past winners have included Cheesy Apple Quiche, Roasted Rome and Feta Salad, and Apple and Sausage Frittata.

Entries should be to staff@MichiganApples.com by Jan. 31, 2011, and must include a suggested Michigan Apple variety or varieties.  Judges will rate the entries on taste, originality, preparation and apple significance.  Three winners will be announced by the end of February.

The winning recipes may also be featured on recipe cards distributed by MAC at select retailers and farm markets in the Midwest.

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.